Kevin Spacey accused of groping Norwegian royalty a decade ago
A new accuser has come forward to call Kevin out for his alleged misconduct
Starting with Anthony Rapp, Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexual harassment by many men. Now, another one of his alleged victims have come out to call the House of Cards star a harasser.
Spacey's latest accuser is the former husband of the princess of Norway. 45-year-old Ari Behn, who used to be married to Princess Martha Louise, has alleged that the 58-year-old actor groped him under a table when they met during a Nobel Peace Prize party 10 years ago.
Ari is fourth in the line of succession to the Norwegian throne. He has three children with Princess Martha; the two separated last year. At the time of the alleged incident, though, they were still married.
He was hosting the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo along with actress Uma Thurman at the time. "We had a nice conversation, he was sat next to me," Ari told Norwegian radio station P4.
"After five minutes, he says 'Hey, let's go out and have a cigarette.'" While this in itself is a harmless invitation, it was the action that accompanied the suggestion that spooked the then-royal. "He touched me right on the balls under the table," reveals Ari, adding that he was so put off by Spacey's actions, the only words that came out of his mouth was, "eh, maybe later".
Then 35 years old, Ari jokes he was certainly Spacey's type at the time. "I was black in my hair at that time, ten years younger and right up his alley," Ari, who is a writer by profession, told P4.
Spacey, who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple men, has become a pariah in Hollywood and has been dropped from two huge products. While Ridley Scott replaced Spacey as the leading actor from his film All the Money in the World despite having completed the shooting for it, the actor was also dropped from arguably his biggest project yet, House of Cards.
The Netflix show featured Spacey playing a fictional President of the United States. It is one of the most popular shows on Netflix across the globe, but in the middle of the allegations against him, the streaming network announced that they will no longer be associated with the actor.
Now, it had been revealed that all previously shot footage of the former lead star has been scrapped from the upcoming season. The executives had even considered scrapping the show altogether, but decided against it as they did not want reports about Spacey to dictate the ending of the show.
Spacey's distinguished career and reputation began to crumble soon after the allegations that Star Wars actor Anthony Rapp made. He had said that Spacey, who was in his twenties at the time, made "sexual advance" on him when Anthony was just 14.
Anthony, who finds gratification in Netflix's decision lauded it on Twitter.
You can read his reaction here:
I’m very gratified to learn that the many folks who’ve been in limbo this past month will in fact have the chance to complete their work that had been interrupted. I wish them all the very best on @HouseofCards Season 6. https://t.co/o4Qh0JzKek— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) December 4, 2017
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