Kevin Spacey has spoken out after a second accusation of inappropriate badual habits.
Filmmaker Tony Montana earlier this week accused Spacey of drunkenly grabbing his bads in early 2003 after which following him right into a restroom the place Montana mentioned he’d gone in shock to gather himself.
That accusation got here on the heels of actor Anthony Rapp’s allegations over the weekend that Spacey badually badaulted him within the 1980s when Rapp was 14 years previous. Spacey’s preliminary response triggered a robust backlash for together with affirmation that the “Usual Suspects” actor is homobadual. So he tried once more.
“Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,” a rep for the Oscar winner mentioned in a press release late Wednesday. “No other information is available at this time.”
Montana, who first shared his story with Radar Online, not too long ago informed The Times that he was by himself in a sales space at a now-defunct dive in West Hollywood making “paper edits” on a documentary, received as much as get a drink and located himself speaking to the actor on the bar. Spacey, he mentioned, was making enjoyable of a film he had simply been doing press for, “United States of Leland.” Montana mentioned he had by no means met Spacey earlier than.
“He was slurring his words, saying, ‘Lee-land, lay-land, wanna get laid.’ He was joking and stuff,” Montana mentioned. “When someone who’s drunk and is joking, you let your guard down.” Plus, he mentioned, it was Spacey. “Kevin Spacey’s fine,” he thought.
Then, Montana mentioned, “He got close to me and put his arm around me and moved in, so now I can feel his breath, and smell it, and then he grabbed me, hard” on the bads and informed the filmmaker, “This designates ownership.”
Montana mentioned he pulled Spacey’s thumb backward to get him to let go, then paid for the drink and went to the lads’s room. Moments later, he mentioned, Spacey walked in on him and virtually fell onto him.
“It was a urinal. So I’m attempting to get away from a man who’s grabbed me like that, after which I’m going right into a urinal to show myself, and he is available in? I get a double whammy?” Montana mentioned, including that he pushed Spacey backward out the toilet door, the place one of many actor’s pals steered him away.
Montana, who’s straight, mentioned his response had nothing to do with the actor’s badual orientation.
Spacey’s apology for his alleged habits with Rapp did not ring true to Montana.
Spacey mentioned within the badertion that he did not keep in mind the incident alleged by Rapp — who accused the “American Beauty” star, then 26, of putting him in a bed and climbing on top of him after a party when he was 14 — but apologized for “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken habits.” The notoriously non-public actor then confirmed that he’s homobadual.
“That learn like any person who was attempting to make it go away in probably the most well mannered manner attainable and who has gifted the world with revealing his baduality id,” Montana said. “And that type of comes throughout as smarmy and it comes throughout as any person that’s projecting that they nonetheless have license.”
Montana mentioned he had post-traumatic stress signs that lingered after his personal alleged incident — together with when he would see Spacey within the media or hear the actor’s title introduced up for consideration at a enterprise badembly — emotions that had welled up once more as he talked about it publicly.
He mentioned he struggled as he sought recommendation on the time from family and friends, to whom he did not give specifics past saying somebody had touched him inappropriately and that he was having a tough time coping with it.
“What actually defines PTSD is having a change in how you view yourself in the world, and a fundamental change in how you see yourself as being safe,” mentioned Jeannie Lochhead, an badistant medical professor of psychiatry at UC Riverside School of Medicine. Lochhead, who makes a speciality of trauma remedy, has not handled Montana.
Montana mentioned that by coming ahead together with his story, he was simply “trying to work through” what occurred to him.
“I’m not going after Kevin for cash. I don’t want him any sick will,” Montana said. “It’s simply… he did one thing 14 years in the past that’s affecting not solely him however all of the individuals who work on that present.”
That present can be “House of Cards” on Netflix, which this week indefinitely suspended manufacturing of the sequence’ sixth and ultimate season.
Montana thinks Spacey will bounce again from the allegations, however mentioned that given the present ambiance within the business and the nation, such a comeback would possibly look a bit totally different.
“I simply know there appears to be lots of people who’re indignant,” he mentioned, referring to the Harvey Weinstein badual harbadment scandal and the way it has targeted consideration on Hollywood’s inside workings.
“Kevin will take a while away, or he’ll muscle by way of it,” Montana said. “He has such a excessive ‘like’ issue. He’ll be again.”