Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Rosie Egan, Journalist

Kevin Spacey is another star added to the list of those accused for sexual harassment. Recently, as many victims are coming forward a lot of stars are receiving sexual assault allegations, Spacey being one of them. He is in the show House of Cards, and eight employees have said that he created a ‘toxic’ environment on the set. They prefer to remain anonymous. They said he displayed ‘predatory’ behavior on the set, touching employees without their consent, and making strange and provocative comments towards young men. One of these employees stated that this behavior was routine for Spacey, and made every young man on the set uncomfortable and reluctant to speak or interact with him.

This announcement came after Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey made very inappropriate advances towards him at a party, when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was only 14. In response, Spacey released a statement apologizing for his lewd behavior and also coming out as homosexual. Many people believe this is ridiculous. Not because there is anything wrong with being gay, but he only came out with that part of the statement to distract from the real purpose of it, which was supposed to be explaining and apologizing for his actions.

Very obviously, Spacey is going to be under fire along with many other famous men for sexual assault and after one man came out with his story, many others who worked with Spacey are beginning to come forward. This exposing of famous men who had previously gotten away with their actions, is very important in raising awareness for sexual harassment and assault.