Keven Spacey will be arraigned January 7 on a charge of indecent assault and battery.
According to The Boston Globe, Spacey allegedly assaulted the teenage son of a Boston news anchor, Heather Unruh, at a Nantucket bar in July 2016. At a 2017 press conference, Unruh told reporters:
Spacey purchased alcohol for her son until he was drunk and then stuck his hand inside the man’s pants and grabbed his genitals. During the encounter, Unruh said, her son tried to shift his body away from Spacey but was “only momentarily successful.” The actor urged her son to accompany him to an after-hours party to drink more, she said.
Unruh’s story is remarkably similar to the accounts of the many others who have shared stories of assaults by Spacey. In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp came forward to allege that Spacey made sexual advances toward him at a party when he was just 14 and Spacey was 26. Since then, dozens of others have shared their own stories. In September, a massage therapist filed a lawsuit against Spacey after the former House of Cards star “twice grabbed his hand and forced him to rub his genitals” when the massage therapist came to his home for an appointment in 2016.
Now, Spacey has officially been charged with assaulting Unruh’s son and will appear in Nantucket District Court to face those charges. Unruh told The Globe that she is “pleased that the case is moving forward in the judicial system.”
Spacey’s IMDB page lists his most recent acting role as playing Gore Vidal in Gore, a film in which: “A young man spends a summer in Italy where he meets his idol, Gore Vidal, who teaches him about life, love, and politics.”
Update: In a bizarre video posted to Twitter on December 24 titled “Let Me Be Frank,” Spacey rambles in the voice of his House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, for a full three minutes while wearing a Santa Claus apron. “If I didn’t pay the price for the things we both know I did do, I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn’t do,” he says in the video.
“We’re not done, no matter what anyone says,” Spacey threatens the camera. No. We’re done.