8 'House of Cards' Employees Accuse Kevin Spacey Of Sexual Harassment And Assault
Kevin Spacey made headlines last week when Star Trek actor, Anthony Rapp, came forward to reveal that the House of Cards star sexually harassed him when he was 14 (Spacey was 26 at the time) . Ever since, the dominos around Spacey have fell, as more men have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
Spacey attempted to reprimand the situation, although extremely poorly, by saying he was 'very drunk' when he assaulted 14-year-old Rapp and decided to come out as a gay man. The gay community was outraged at this blatant use of deflection and rejected Spacey. Netflix has since cancelled House of Cards and The Emmy's have revoked an honour they intended to bestow on Spacey this year.
Now, 8 House of Cards employees spoke out to CNN about sexual mistreatment at the hand of Spacey when they worked on set. CNN reports that, "All eight people, each of whom spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity for fear of professional repercussions for speaking out, described Spacey's behaviour as "predatory," saying it included nonconsensual touching and crude comments and targeted production staffers who were typically young and male."
Spacey is accused of inappropriately touching young, male workers like assistants and and crew members and making unwanted sexual comments for years. One assistant, who claims Spacey often inappropriately touched his stomach, back and pelvic region said, “I have no doubt that this type of predatory behavior was routine for him and that my experience was one of many and that Kevin had few if any qualms about exploiting his status and position. It was a toxic environment for young men who had to interact with him at all in the crew, cast, background actors.”
House of Cards' production company admits to Spacey having made inappropriate comments and gestures in 2012, but claims that the situation was addressed. Spacey is currently seeking 'treatment'.