Former TV Anchor: Kevin Spacey Groped My Teen Son

Heather Unruh says a police report has been filed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2017 2:46 PM CST
Former TV Anchor: Kevin Spacey Groped My Teen Son
Former Boston television news anchor Heather Unruh wipes tears while speaking Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Boston, about the alleged sexual assault of her teenage son by actor Kevin Spacey in the summer of 2016 on Nantucket.   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

A former Boston TV news anchor says that last year, when her son was 18, he was at a bar in Natucket, Mass., when he met Kevin Spacey. The actor "bought him drink after drink after drink and when my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him," said Heather Unruh at a press conference Wednesday. She says Spacey stuck his hand down her son's pants and onto his genitals, and tried to convince him to go to a party where they could continue to drink, USA Today reports. A bystander asked the teen if he was OK and the teen said no, at which point the woman urged the teen to flee and he took her advice, Unruh said.

Unruh, who appeared with an attorney, says her son filed a police report last week and handed over evidence; she says a criminal investigation has been opened but the Nantucket Police Department has not confirmed that. The attorney with Unruh noted that her son's accusations are "well within" both the civil and criminal statutes of limitations. USA Today has a list of the 14 people so far accusing Spacey of sexual assault or harassment. Meanwhile Jon Bernthal, who worked with Spacey on Baby Driver, told a SiriusXM radio show Tuesday that he lost respect for Spacey while working on the film. "I thought he was a bit of a bully," Bernthal said, per People. "I didn’t really care for the way he was behaving toward some of the other people on set." (More Kevin Spacey stories.)

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