Kevin Spacey admits to being 'too handsy' in Piers Morgan interview

Actor Kevin Spacey says he was "too handsy" in the past.

The Usual Suspects star made the comments in an interview with Piers Morgan, in which he also broke down in tears, said he was financially broke and claimed King Charles had sent a message of support onto him.

Spacey also admitted to "pushing the boundaries" in connection to allegations of inappropriate behaviour that saw his career halted in 2017.

When Morgan asked what he meant by "pushing the boundaries", Spacey said: "Being too handsy, touching someone sexually in a way that I didn't know at the time they didn't want."

He also said he had "been gentle with people" and he would not use the word "grope" to describe his actions.

"You want to be gentle. You want to see if they're going to respond positively." 

"Would you say all of that was consensual or was it an attempt at seduction, that if it was repelled, by definition becomes I guess non-consensual, that if you're being handsy, if you're groping people, and they don't want to do it," Morgan said.

"Then they should let you know they don't want to do it so that you can understand it's non-consensual and stop," Spacey said in reply.

In May, Spacey denied fresh allegations against him which aired in the ThreeNow documentary Spacey Unmasked. The former House of Cards star has been cleared of sexual assault in trials in the US and UK.

"I take full responsibility for my past behaviour and my actions. But I cannot and will not take responsibility or apologise to anyone who's made up stuff about me or exaggerated stories about me," he said to Kiwi journalist Dan Wootton at the time.

During the interview with Morgan, Spacey also claimed a "message of support" from King Charles had been passed onto him while he was facing his sexual assault trials.

He said while he had not been directly in contact with the monarch, he was "very grateful" for the support.

However, he quickly added he "didn't want to drag him in to all of this", saying: "He's got a lot on his plate and I wish him the very best" in reference to Charles' cancer treatment.

Spacey also said he was on the brink of bankruptcy due to his million-dollar legal fees and has been forced to sell his home while he tried to negotiate his way back into Hollywood.