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Kevin Spacey seeking ‘evaluation and treatment’ amid sexual harassment claims

Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic in 2014. Photo: Manuel Harlan Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic in 2014. Photo: Manuel Harlan
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Kevin Spacey is seeking “evaluation and treatment” following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, according to the actor’s representatives.

Spacey, formerly artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre, is facing allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances on men, including a 14-year-old actor.

Representatives for Spacey told The Stage that he was “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment”, but no further details were given.

The statement comes in the wake of several accusations levelled at Spacey about his behaviour, that began when actor Anthony Rapp told Buzzfeed that Spacey made a sexual advance on him 30 years ago, when he was 14 and Spacey was 26.

Since then, several other men have come forward alleging Spacey behaved inappropriately towards them, including Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who said he had had two “unpleasant encounters” with the actor during his Old Vic tenure.

In a Facebook post, Cavazos also claimed: “It seems that it only took a male under 30 to make Mr Spacey feel free to touch us. Those of us who met him in London when he was director of the Old Vic Theatre know that there will be many more who dare to tell their stories in the coming days and weeks. It would not surprise me if they were numbers similar to Weinstein’s.”

The Old Vic has issued a statement saying it was “deeply dismayed” at the accusations, and told the Evening Standard that no complaints had been made against Spacey during his time at the theatre.

The Old Vic has also set up a confidential complaints process and has brought in external investigators to help deal with any historic complaints made.