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New Sexual Assault Allegations in Doc ‘Spacey Unmasked’

New Sexual Assault Allegations in Doc ‘Spacey Unmasked’

“I felt like I was staring at a soulless monster,” actor Daniel says of the alleged sexual assault he suffered at the hands of Kevin Spacey, in a new Channel 4 documentary that promises a “forensic look” at the Oscar winner’s rise to stardom and his alleged sexual affair. “. bad behavior.

Spacey is unconvincing It features 10 men, including Daniel, who tell their stories of alleged abuse at the hands of Spacey. None of them took part in the London trial that saw the actor acquitted of nine charges in July 2023, and all but one have never spoken publicly before. The charges stem from alleged actions that occurred from 2001 to 2013; Spacey was artistic director of the Old Vic Theater in London from 2004 until 2015.

Between the lavish award winning clips and talk show shenanigans, Spacey is unconvincing It presents the testimonies of a group of men—identified only by their first names—over five decades, from Spacey’s high school teen to his youthful heyday. House of cards Fame, as well as his time at the Old Vic.

Many victims claim Spacey was star-struck, upset by his promise to help them with their careers, only to quickly realize it was at the expense of exchanging alleged “sexual favours”, often while on set, they claim. “Kidnapping” crew members to “run the lines.”

The two-part documentary, directed and produced by Katherine Haywood and executive produced by Dorothy Byrne and Mike Lerner, is set to premiere in the UK on May 6-7. US air dates on Max and Investigation Discovery will be announced next week. Roast Beef Productions is produced in association with All3Media International, which is handling international sales for the documentary.

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On Thursday, the actor responded to the doc, He took to X, formerly Twitter, to deny the allegations made in the documentary and on the British broadcaster’s programme. “I’m not going to sit and be attacked by a one-sided documentary about me from a dying network in their desperate attempt to get ratings,” he wrote. In a long thread. “There is an appropriate channel to deal with the allegations against me and it is not Channel 4. Each time I have been given the time and appropriate forum to defend myself, the allegations have failed under scrutiny and I have been acquitted.”

The Oscar winner accused the channel of not giving him enough space to respond to the statements made in the program.

“Over the past week, I have repeatedly asked @Channel4 to give me more than 7 days to respond to the allegations against me dating back 48 years, and to provide me with sufficient detail to investigate these matters. Channel 4 has refused on the basis that they feel the request to respond within 7 days on new, anonymous and unspecified allegations is a ‘fair opportunity’ for me to refute any allegations made against me,” he said, before promising a full response to the documentary from His account is X at the end of this week. “Channel 4 and RoastBeef TV may find themselves speechless, but I won’t be anymore.”

Channel 4 statement given to Hollywood Reporter In response to Spacey’s post, it read: “Kevin Spacey has been given ample opportunity to respond.”

in Spacey is unconvincingOne actor, Scott, tells viewers: “If you don’t pay for sexual services, you’ll have a decent career, but you won’t see your name in the limelight.”

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Spacey’s brother Randy was also interviewed. He says in the document that he was sexually abused by their father, who held “Nazi meetings” at their family home when he was a teenager. Randy adds that his brother Kevin has not been abused to his knowledge – although that does not mean there has not been “psychological trauma.”

The allegations in Spacey is unconvincing They also include that the star thrust his groin into the face of an Old Vic worker while working as a manager of the venue and that he masturbated in front of an aspiring actor while watching Saving Private Ryan In a public theater, before trying to move the victim’s hand to join him.

“I felt his entire groin in my face…I could smell him,” says Danny, an Old Vic employee from 2007 to 2008. “I felt like he was enjoying it… It was all about ‘I can do this, I can do this to you.’ I’m Kevin Spacey.”

One former Marine said Spacey forced himself on him while at a Bruce Willis party, while several interviewees suggested that the star enjoyed preying on straight men, “enjoying the chase” of trying to “turn them on”. “Everyone knows: If you don’t want to go home with Kevin, don’t be the last guy at the bar with him,” Spacey’s former colleague Jesse says in the doc.

The documentary attempts to highlight the victims’ testimonies and their guilt for not revealing Spacey’s alleged behavior sooner. Many of them say they felt as if reporting on Spacey, who privately refused to talk about his sexuality in the press before the accusations against him came to light, would be tantamount to exposing him. (Based on an allegation made by fellow actor Anthony Rapp in 2017 that Spacey harassed Rapp after a party in 1986, Spacey has come out as gay.)

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Contributors to the documentary expressed concern about the impact it might have on their careers, with Spacey continually vowing to help budding actors and crew members achieve great success. “He just ripped his dick off and put his tongue in my mouth,” Jesse, a crew member from the 1999 film. Big KahunaHe remembers. “I remember thinking: ‘Well, this is what Hollywood is like?’”

The men in the doc also comment on Spacey’s perseverance and fearlessness. Royari, who was an actor at the Old Vic Theater in 2013, says he was assaulted by the actor who pushed him away from photographers at a party in the British capital. Spacey, like “the Shark,” allegedly “went into push-up mode” for the cameras.

Spacey is unconvincing It is broadcast on Channel 4 on May 6 and 7 at 9pm local time.