“He’s a Pedophile”: MSM Silent As More Shocking Testimony of Spacey’s Sexual Behavior Emerges

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Even though Netflix had pulled the plug during this last week on House of Cards following actor Kevin Spacey admitting to sexually assaulting a 14-year old, it appears that Spacey’s character in the show, named Frank Underwood – a Machiavellian figure who wielded high power by any possible way or means available to him – may actually be a truer reflection of Spacey’s real life behavior and personality than most in the film industry cares to admit.

Yesterday, multiple crew and cast members of the now shut down Netflix series came forward to tell CNN that Spacey created a “toxic” environment on set in which his aggressive sexual behavior was something “everybody saw”  according to one camera assistant, – which few formally complained about in fear that it would end their careers.

That CNN story was published during the same day yet another man came forward to state he had a sexual relationship with Kevin Spacey 14 years of age – which included a rape attempt – while Spacey was an adult during time working on Broadway. Similar to now substantiated allegations against powerful movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, there is now a floodgate of accusations opened up against Spacey, and it’s likely that more will continue to emerge in the coming weeks ahead.

Both are embattled figures, who were until just recently among the most powerful in Hollywood, and who now say they’re “seeking treatment” in isolation as these accusations are rapidly turning into police investigations in different places on the globe.

Also, in the midst of the fallout this week, it’s not just Netflix that has quickly dropped Spacey, but the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced he won’t be honored at the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award, having revoked his reward just this week.

But also similar to Weinstein, who appears to have assaulted women over multiple decades, Spacey’s behavior was apparently already known all around Hollywood, to the point it was even referred to in a punchline in an episode of “The Family Guy” in 2005.

Meanwhile, the House of Cards cast and crew’s testimonies couldn’t be any more shocking. One detailed account given to CNN from an unnamed former production assistant appears to have taken place in Maryland, nearby the House of Cards filming location:

The former production assistant who spoke with CNN said Spacey sexually assaulted him one afternoon when the assistant was assigned to drive to an offsite location to pick up Spacey and bring him to the “House of Cards” set, which is located about 30 miles outside of Baltimore.

The production assistant says that when he and Spacey were just minutes away from the set and while the car was moving, Spacey, who was driving, put his hands down the production assistant’s pants. The production assistant told CNN that the touching was nonconsensual.

“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.”

The production assistant asked that what happened next in the car not be described, for fear that it would identify him.

Once they had arrived on set, the production assistant says he helped the actor take his belongings from the car to Spacey’s trailer on set. While the two men were in the trailer, the production assistant says, Spacey cornered him, blocked his exit and made inappropriate contact with him.

“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.

But perhaps just as scandalous is the show’s supervisors behavior after the man had issued a complaint about what had happened. The production assistant told CNN that a supervisor merely stated that he should ensure he’s never alone with Spacey on the set, after which the sexual harassment stopped long enough for him to gradually feel safe and comfortable driving Spacey to the set once again.

“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,” and the production assistant continued to tell CNN, “It was a toxic environment for young men who had to interact with him at all in the crew, cast, background actors.”

Other crew members had similar stories of  unwanted and aggressive physical touching, which defined the ways Spacey interacted with young male workers on set: “He would put his hands on me in weird ways,” one crew member stated.

“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.”

When the crew member was asked why they did not complain to management, he states that he feared his career would be over: “That’s the worst part about this whole thing. I would love to be able to speak out about this kind of stuff and not fear.” But it would seem this fear permeated the set’s environment, and caused everyone to be afraid to speak out on what might not even be defined as an “open secret” as it appears normal by a management team which consistently looked the other way for fear of making their legendary and powerful starring actor upset.

An additional House of Cards employee told CNN:

“All the crew members commented on his behavior,” the former camera assistant said. “What gets me is we have to sign sexual harassment paperwork before the start of the show and apparently [Kevin Spacey] doesn’t have to do anything and he gets away scott-free with this behavior.” CNN confirmed that Spacey was given guidelines regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.

Colleagues never complained because they were afraid of losing their jobs, the former camera assistant said.

“Who is going to believe crew members?” he said. “You’re going to get fired.”

According to a female employee, Spacey couched this behavior in terms of “play fights” and “games” that routinely took place with young males, and would be blatantly out in the open. “It was very known that Kevin was inappropriate, and males I worked with complained to me about how they felt uncomfortable,” she said to CNN.

“Kevin does this thing which was play fights with them in order to touch them,” which specifically involved him approaching “multiple people” to “say hello, greet them, shake their hand and pull their hand down to his crotch and touch their crotch. I have friends say he reached up their shorts on set.”

In a response to these allegations of Netflix management turning their backs while giving Spacey pretty much free reign, Netflix issued the following statement:

“Netflix was just made aware of one incident, five years ago, that we were informed was resolved swiftly. On Tuesday, in collaboration with MRC [Media Rights Capital, which produces the series], 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.”

MRC also stated to CNN in a separate statement that they’d implemented “an anonymous complaint hotline, crisis counselors, and sexual harassment legal advisers for the crew”although obviously it seems too little too late. 

On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in the United Kingdom, multiple crew and cast members of the Old Vic theater in London, where Spacey was the artistic director from 2004 to 2015, have also come forward with their allegations – this is to the point that the Old Vic announced its own confidential complaints process for any victims who come forward.

Meanwhile, a man has come forward with disturbing details which involve Kevin Spacey’s early Broadway career, when the actor was in his 20’s and living in New York City. He stated to Vulture in a bombshell interview published on the same day as the CNN investigation that Spacey “groomed” him while he was a 14 year old minor for a sexual relationship after they’d met at a youth acting workshop led by Spacey.

In the full interview are shocking and lengthy lurid details about the victim’s account, and concludes with the following bombshell statements by the victim:

I would call him a pedophile and a sexual predator. When I turned 25, I looked at every 14-year-old boy I could see, to try to understand what those men had seen, because I still on some level thought I had been a tiny adult…

He is a pedophile. When you look at his statement, you realize also he’s profoundly narcissistic. He thinks this is about being caught that he’s gay. And then he is spinning it, right? “Oh, people like gays now. So I’ll throw them that. I’ll say I’m gay and I will betray my whole community and do something else that conflates pedophilia with male homosexuality.” That’s great. Thank you for that. And that was probably the thing that made me want to talk more than anything else. How repulsive that was.

During this period of time, the victim who remains unnamed in fear for his safety (Vulture states it thoroughly collaborated several aspects to the story), states he fled Spacey’s apartment after the then 24-year old Broadway actor attempted to rape him.

When it comes to the question of whether a formal investigation against Kevin Spacey should take place and legal terms, although some states do not have a statute of limitations on child sexual abuse and assault crimes, New York has one of the least favorable toward victims in the US (both Anthony Rapp – the first that came forward, and the most recent victim who made statements to Vulture – appear far beyond the New York statute of limitations for criminal charges to be filed).

However, the latest revelations given by House of Cards cast and crew members took place more recent in time, and thus are subject to formal police persecution and investigation. Although we can imagine that an average citizen would most likely be aggressively pursued by criminal prosecutors, it remains to be seen if Hollywood’s celebrity elites will be held to those same standards.

 

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Kyle James Lee is the Majority Partnership holder of AEGIS Alliance, The. He studied in college for Media Arts & Game Development. Talents include Writer, Graphic Design, Web Design, Owner/Operator of FB.ME/AEGISAlliance , and Video Editing.

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