Harry Dreyfuss, son of Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, claims he was as soon as groped by Kevin Spacey — whereas his father was within the room.
In a private essay for BuzzFeed News, Harry stated he was 18 when he accompanied his father to Spacey’s London residence in 2008 to rehearse strains for the play Complicit, which Spacey was directing.
The trio have been studying the script when the House of Cards actor put his hand on Harry’s thigh, he claimed.
“Finally (finally, finally) I became suspicious,” Harry wrote. “It took that long because it just never occurred to me that Kevin would be interested in me in the first place. He was an adult man, a hero of mine, my dad’s boss, none of which were categories on my radar for badual interactions.”
He continued, “Besides, I thought, ‘Surely he can’t be coming on to me like this right in front of my dad.’ But his hand stayed there.”
Harry claimed that he tried to maneuver away twice, however Spacey adopted him and allegedly put his hand again on the teenager’s thigh.
“Once again Kevin followed me, sat down, and with considerable effort, slid his hand between my right hand and my right leg,” Harry claimed. “Over the course of about 20 seconds, centimeter by centimeter, Kevin crawled his hand from my thigh over toward my crotch. My mind went blank. Suddenly, he had completed his journey and now he had all of me in his hand.”
Harry stated Richard didn’t see the incident happen, and he didn’t inform his father about it for a few years.
Rather, he instructed the story “at parties for laughs” till faculty, when acquaintances shared that they knew others who allegedly had related experiences with Spacey.
“The victims in many of these stories were often young men. These admissions became so common that I started to plan on a break in the story just so people could nod and say, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve heard this before,’” Harry wrote. “All of these responses made me realize there wasn’t anything funny about my story. It wasn’t a joke.”
Spacey’s lawyer didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
Over the previous week, Spacey has confronted a number of allegations that he made undesirable badual advances towards younger male actors. On Thursday, he introduced that he’s searching for remedy.
After Harry shared the article on his Twitter, Richard got here out in help of his son.
“I love my son @harrydreyfuss more than I could explain with all the words in the world. And I am so incredibly proud of him right now,” the Jaws star, 70, wrote.
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Last week, Star Trek star Anthony Rapp, 46, claimed in a Buzzfeed News report that Spacey made inappropriate badual advances towards him at a personal social gathering in New York City in 1986. Spacey was 26 on the time, and Rapp was 14.
As a response to the report, Spacey issued a press release on Twitter saying he didn’t bear in mind Rapp’s alleged incident and apologizing “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” He additionally publicly got here out as homobadual in the identical badertion, which was met with criticism from quite a few celebrities.
Netflix has since shut down manufacturing on House of Cards indefinitely, after baderting that its upcoming sixth season will even be its closing.
In a press release to PEOPLE, a Netflix spokesperson stated, “Netflix won’t be concerned with any additional manufacturing of House of Cards that features Kevin Spacey. We will proceed to work with MRC throughout this hiatus time to judge our path ahead because it pertains to the present. We have additionally determined we won’t be transferring ahead with the discharge of the movie Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.”