A brand new Buzzfeed function printed Saturday claims that Kevin Spacey as soon as groped actor Richard Dreyfuss’ then-teenage son, Harry Dreyfuss, when he was 18 practically ten years in the past.
In the essay, the youthful Dreyfuss recounts how the House of Cards actor as soon as got here on to him and touched him inappropriately whereas he and his well-known father have been at Spacey’s dwelling in London, rehearsing strains from a script. (Spacey directed Richard within the play Complicit on the Old Vic in 2008.)
According to Harry, the trio first chatted within the kitchen earlier than shifting to the lounge, the place Harry and Spacey shared a sofa (the elder Dreyfuss sat in a giant chair on the facet of the room, Harry recounted).
“After a few minutes, he put his hand on my thigh. Finally (finally, finally) I became suspicious,” Harry wrote, referring to some earlier interactions that ought to have raised pink flags. “It took that lengthy as a result of it simply by no means occurred to me that Kevin could be involved in me within the first place. He was an grownup man, a hero of mine, my dad’s boss, none of which have been clbades on my radar for badual interactions. Besides, I badumed, Surely he cannot be approaching to me like this proper in entrance of my dad.”
Harry recalled that his father did not discover the inappropriate touching “because he was deeply focused on his script.” Richard Dreyfuss later confirmed to Buzzfeed that he had not seen the incident and solely heard about it years later from his son.
In his retelling of the story to Buzzfeed, Harry famous that he moved to a special spot on the sofa a number of instances to discourage Spacey from any additional advances, however the two-time Oscar winner saved following him. Finally, at one level within the evening, the actor’s hand went from uncomfortable to inappropriate to, Harry claims, badault.
“Over the course of about 20 seconds, centimeter by centimeter, Kevin crawled his hand from my thigh over toward my crotch,” Harry wrote. “My mind went blank. Suddenly, he had completed his journey and now he had all of me in his hand. I stopped reading the script and my eyes went wide. I lifted up my head and faced him. Looking into his eyes, I gave the most meager shake of my head that I could manage. I was trying to warn him without alerting my dad, who still had his eyes glued to the page. I thought I was protecting everyone. I was protecting my dad’s career. I was protecting Kevin, who my dad surely would have tried to punch. I was protecting myself, because I thought one day I’d want to work with this man. Kevin had no reaction and kept his hand there. My eyes went back to the script and I kept reading.”
According to the youthful Dreyfuss, it took him years to inform his father about what occurred, and even then, he downplayed the incident, usually telling the story as a form of joke. “He was furious,” Harry wrote, “and I spent the rest of the evening ensuring him that it wasn’t a big deal, and that I would be mortified if he did anything about it.”
Harry stated that he was impressed to return ahead together with his story following the accusations towards Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo marketing campaign and all of the youthful males breaking their silence to accuse Spacey of badual badault.
An lawyer for Spacey, Bryan Freedman, instructed Buzzfeed of Harry’s story, “Let me be clear, Mr. Spacey absolutely denies the allegations.”
The American Beauty actor first got here underneath fireplace slightly over every week in the past after Rent actor Anthony Rapp accused him of badual badault in a prolonged piece for Buzzfeed. Since then, Spacey has apologized, come out, been topic to “treatment” and confronted quite a few extra allegations from males spanning a number of many years.