Eight House of Cards Employees Accuse Kevin Spacey of Sexual Harassment, Assault
It appears that Kevin Spacey is facing the same fate as Harvey Weinstein as more accusers are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
In a report from CNN Money, eight employees of the now-suspended Netflix drama House of Cards have accused its star of wrongdoing. One of them, a former production assistant, claims that Spacey assaulted him.
The low-level staffer recalled being assigned to pick Spacey up for an on-location shoot outside of Baltimore. As they were approaching the set, Spacey while behind the wheel “put his hands down the production assistant’s pants.”
“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “He was a man in a very powerful position on the show and I was someone very low on the totem pole and on the food chain there.”
Once they arrived, he escorted Spacey to his trailer with his belongings. In the trailer, the production assistant alleges that Spacey cornered him and blocked the exit.
“I told him, ‘I don’t think I’m ok with this, I don’t think I’m comfortable with this,'” the production assistant said. That’s when the actor became “visibly flustered,” fled the trailer, got in his car and left for the remainder of the day, according to the production assistant.
Others told CNN that the set was “toxic” for young men because of Spacey.
“He would put his hands on me in weird ways,” one crew member said. “He would come in and massage my shoulders from behind or put his hands around me or touch my stomach sometimes in weird ways that in normal everyday conversation would not be appropriate.”
According to a statement from Netflix, only one incident was reported five years ago.
“Netflix was just made aware of one incident, five years ago, that we were informed was resolved swiftly. On Tuesday, in collaboration with MRC, we suspended production, knowing that Kevin Spacey wasn’t scheduled to work until Wednesday. Netflix is not aware of any other incidents involving Kevin Spacey on-set. We continue to collaborate with MRC and other production partners to maintain a safe and respectful working environment. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the production, and have nothing further to share at this time.”
These allegations came after actor Anthony Rapp came forward with his accusation that Spacey attempted to seduce him when he was just 14 years old.
UPDATE 11:30 PM ET: According to The Hollywood Reporter, CAA has parted way with Spacey. Also, his publicist Staci Wolfe of Polaris PR has dropped him
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