Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual harassment by actor Anthony Rapp earlier this week. Rapper claims that Spacey acted inappropriately towards him when he was only 14-years-old.
Since Rapp came forward, other men have begun to come forward as well, with similar reports.
Now Spacey’s publicist has announced that the actor is now ‘seeking treatment.’ He said, “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time.”
Many of the accusations regarding Mr. Spacey involve behavior that would have taken place when he was artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London, a position he held for 11 years, until 2015.
The institution released a statement saying it was “deeply dismayed” by the allegations, adding that it had set up an email address for anyone who has worked there to make a confidential complaint about inappropriate behavior by Mr. Spacey or anyone else.
Former employees of the Old Vic have come forward to say that the theater had known about Mr. Spacey’s behavior at the time. “We were all involved in keeping it quiet,” a former employee told The Guardiannewspaper. “I witnessed him groping men many times in all sorts of different situations.”
A spokeswoman for the Old Vic declined interview requests.
On Sunday, the “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Mr. Rapp told Buzzfeed News that Mr. Spacey had invited him to a party at his apartment in 1986, where he had made unwanted sexual advances. Mr. Rapp said that after the other guests had left, Mr. Spacey, who appeared intoxicated, took him into his bedroom, and lay on top of him.
Spacey issued a statement soon after the allegations and said that he did not remember the encounter, but that the was “horrified” by what he was being accused of. “But if I did behave then as he describes,” he added, “I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
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