Kevin Spacey is feeling the brute force of his past actions. The actor's professional team has gotten a lot smaller due to more men speaking out against the actor and his "predatory" behavior. 8 employees from Netflix's House of Cards have accused the Academy Award winning actor of sexual misconduct, calling the work place environment on the hit show "toxic." The 8 men spoke to CNN under anonymity, with a former production assistant accusing Kevin Spacey of sexual assault. The news comes after actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey tried to have sexual relations with him when he was only 14-years old.
The former production assistant for House of Cards says that when he and Kevin Spacey were minutes away from the set, and while the car was moving, Spacey, who was driving, put his hands down his pants. The production assistant told CNN that the touching was nonconsensual. He had this to say.
"I was in a state of shock. 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."
The production assistant went as far as to ask that what happened next in the car not be described or reported about, for fear that it would identify him. A former female production assistant who worked on several seasons of House of Cards said she witnessed Kevin Spacey's sexual misconduct with young male crew members on set. She explains.
"It was very known that Kevin was inappropriate, and males I worked with complained to me about how they felt uncomfortable. Kevin does this thing which was play fights with them in order to touch them."
She went on to say that she saw Spacey approach "multiple people" to say "hello" while reaching down and either touching their genitals or pulling a hand down to touch his. Only one man who came forward reported Spacey's behavior to a producer, while the rest kept silent out of fear of losing their jobs.
In the fallout of mounting accusations against Kevin Spacey, his publicist, Staci Wolfe, dropped the actor. In addition, the American Beauty actor has also been dropped by talent agency CAA. Spacey's representation left him after accusations of his predatory behavior became out in the open. There have been rumors about Spacey's horrible behavior for years, but it is only recently that the allegations have become public. Kevin Spacey was supposed to be awarded a special Emmy Award at the end of the month, but that award has been rescinded. In addition, Spacey's Masterclass acting course has now been removed from their site.
Again, it feels like a delayed response to stories that have long circulated about Kevin Spacey, much like Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Brett Ratner, and more. Since the fallout, Spacey has sort of apologized to Anthony Rapp, claiming he doesn't remember because he was drunk and took the moment to come out of the closet as a gay man, angering the LGTBQ community as well as the entertainment industry. Kevin Spacey has since reportedly gone into treatment for unspecified reasoning. You can read more about the further allegations against Kevin Spacey via CNN.