The news came days after actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey attempted to sexually assault him when he was 14. Now speaking to CNN, the workers (who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of professional repercussions) described Spacey's behaviour on the House of Cards set as "predatory", highlighting instances of non-consensual touching and crude comments - particularly targeting young male staffers. It was then that Spacey, who was driving, placed his hands on the assistant, telling CNN it was nonconsensual.
Now, eight current and former employees of Spacey's hit Netflix series House of Cards have spoken out against the actor's behaviour, and one former employee has accused Spacey of sexual assault. Spacey never denied those allegations, instead pointing the finger at his alcohol use at the time and using the opportunity to come out as gay, a decision that earned him scorn from critics wondering if he was trying to deflect outrage away from himself in the process.
"I was in a state of shock", he said. The company also said it will not release the film "Gore", starring Spacey, which was in post-production. "He was a man in a very powerful position on the show and I was someone very low on the totem pole and on the food chain there".More news: Whole Foods Market to add 6000 workers during hiring event
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Variety is reporting that Spacey's publicist and talent agency have also severed ties with Spacey who is now seeking treatment. "We will continue to work with MRC [Media Rights Capital studio] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show".
British police are investigating Spacey over an alleged assault which took place in 2008.
One crew member, who has worked on the show - which has suspended production indefinitely in light of allegations against its lead star - claimed he was regularly touched inappropriately by Spacey but didn't "feel comfortable" asking him to stop.
As a response to the report, Spacey tweeted a statement saying he didn't remember Rapp's alleged incident and apologising "for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".