Guy Pearce calls Kevin Spacey 'a handsy guy', says he's thankful he wasn't 14 when he worked with the actor
Actor Guy Pearce was recently asked on an Australian chat show about his experience working with Kevin Spacey
Actor Guy Pearce, who worked with Kevin Spacey in the 1997 crime thriller 'LA Confidential', called Spacey "a handsy guy" during a recent TV interview. The 50-year-old Australian actor was asked about his experience working with Spacey by Andrew Denton on his Australian chat show on Tuesday and Pearce promptly responded, "Thankfully, I was 29, and not 14".
Pearce has now joined more than 30 men who have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey in recent months. Spacey is reportedly being investigated by police in London for three criminal cases.
The 58-year-old actor was first accused of sexual advances in November by actor Anthony Rapp who claimed he was sexually assaulted in 1986 when he was 14 and Spacey was 26.
Faced with public outrage, Spacey claimed to have no memory of the event but publicly apologized. He has since issued an "absolute" denial of the other allegations that later emerged. Pearce is currently promoting his new album so when he was asked about the allegations against Spacey, he said it was a "tough one to talk about at the moment."
He added: "Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah." Then he went on to add; "He's a handsy guy."
Other actors who have worked with Spacey have spoken about his sexual misconduct. Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro recently said "It's sad about the victims, number one, and sad about [him]. Toro appeared alongside Spacey in the 1995 film 'The Usual Suspects.' "But the victims come first. I don't care how talented you are. I'm sorry."
Spacey's 'House of Cards' co-star Joel Kinnaman said the allegations weren't "a big shock" and in January he stated on a Norwegian TV; "I have five or six friends I know who have told stories about Kevin about when they were young and had just arrived in Hollywood," he said.
It is reported that LA County DA is reviewing cases, but Spacey has not been charged with a crime yet.