Actor Harry Dreyfuss Says Kevin Spacey Groped Him

The incident took place in London in 2008
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2017 12:05 PM CST
Actor Harry Dreyfuss Says Kevin Spacey Groped Him
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On Saturday, Harry Dreyfuss, son of actor Richard Dreyfuss, became the latest man to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual assault. In a long essay on BuzzFeed, Dreyfuss writes that when he was 18 years old, in 2008, Spacey groped him in the actor's apartment in London. Dreyfuss was there with his father, who was starring in a production of the play Complicit at the Old Vic theater, a play Spacey was directing. In the essay, Dreyfuss describes Spacey repeatedly putting his leg on his thigh while Dreyfuss' father was in the room, too wrapped up in rehearsing his lines to notice. Harry Dreyfuss repeatedly changed seats but was followed each time by Spacey, who eventually moved his hand up the young man's thigh to his crotch, leaving it there as Dreyfuss continued to read lines with his father.

Dreyfuss says for years he would tell the story as a joke but only realized that he'd been assaulted after news about the sexual behavior of Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, and others began to break. Actor Anthony Rapp was the first to publicly accuse Spacey of assault, on Oct. 29. Since then 10 more men have come out against Spacey. In response, Netflix has shut down production on Spacey's hit show, House of Cards, and cancelled other projects, and Spacey's agency and publicist have terminated their relationships with him. (More Kevin Spacey stories.)

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