Saturday 4 May 2024

‘Soulless Monster’: Kevin Spacey Faces New Sexual Assault Allegations In Upcoming Documentary

 Kevin Spacey is facing new sexual assault allegations from nearly a dozen men in an upcoming U.K. documentary and has hit back, claiming he’s “being attacked” to boost ratings.

Channel 4’s “Spacey Unmasked” two-part documentary highlights accusations from a variety of men who accused the “House of Cards” star of sexual misconduct over the span of five decades, ranging from his teenage years to his time as a star in Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It also includes accusations from his time as an artistic director at London’s Old Vic theater from 2004-2015.

“I felt like I was staring at a soulless monster,” Daniel, an actor, said in the documentary produced by RoastBeef productions.

Another actor named Scott alleged, “If you don’t pay the toll in sexual favors, you’ll have a decent career, but you won’t see your name in lights.”

None of the men featured in the documentary were involved in Spacey’s sexual assault trial in London last year that resulted in the 64-year-old actor being acquitted.

And all but one have never spoken out to accuse Spacey of various sexual misconduct, the outlet noted.

Following news of the upcoming documentary, Spacey took to X and wrote, “I will not sit back and be attacked by a dying network’s one-sided ‘documentary’ about me in their desperate attempt for ratings.”

“There’s a proper channel to handle allegations against me and it’s not Channel 4,” Spacey said. “Each time I have been given the time and a proper forum to defend myself, the allegations have failed under scrutiny and I have been exonerated.”

“Over the last week, I have repeatedly requested that Channel4 afford me more than 7 days to respond to allegations made against me dating back 48 years and provide me with sufficient details to investigate these matters,” he added.


“Channel 4 has refused on the basis that they feel that asking for a response in 7 days to new, anonymized and non-specific allegations is a ‘fair opportunity’ for me to refute any allegations made against me,” Spacey continued. “Channel 4 and RoastBeef TV may find themselves ‘speechless,’ but I no longer will be.”

Channel 4 released a statement to THR that read, “Kevin Spacey has been given sufficient opportunity to respond.”

In July 2023, the “Superman Returns” star was acquitted on all nine of the sexual assault charges against him in the U.K., The Hollywood Reporter noted. Spacey previously pleaded not guilty to the nine allegations that he had sexually assaulted four men between 2004 and 2013 in London, Reuters noted. The allegations ranged from unwanted touching to aggressive fondling — and, in one case, performing oral sex on an unconscious actor.

Spacey was one of the most prominent figures accused of sexual misconduct during the start of the #MeToo era.

The documentary is set to premiere in the U.K. on May 6 and 7, with its U.S. air dates on Max and Investigation Discovery to be announced soon, the outlet noted.

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