'House Of Cards' Assistant Claims Kevin Spacey Sexually Abused Him On Set
Since news broke of actor Anthony Rapp alleging that Kevin Spacey made sexual advances toward him when he was 14 years of age, a further eight people who worked on 'House Of Cards' have made allegations of sexual harrassment.
According to CNN, of those claims one employee details an incident where Spacey apparently put his hand down their trousers when they were travelling to set.
“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “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.”
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The man was then backed into a corner by Spacey before the assistant pushed back on his advances by saying, “I don’t think I’m ok with this, I don’t think I’m comfortable with this."
“I have no doubt that this type of predatory behavior was routine for him and that my experience was one of many and that Kevin had few if any qualms about exploiting his status and position,” the continued. “It was a toxic environment for young men who had to interact with him at all in the crew, cast, background actors.”
This comes as Netflix say they are continuing to investigate these claims and the hit show has been suspended indefinitely.