One of Kevin Spacey’s alleged victims compared nan character to nan serial slayer he played successful David Fincher’s characteristic “Se7en” successful a U.K. tribunal connected Monday.
The man, who tin not beryllium identified nether British law, elaborate nan allegations against Spacey successful a pre-recorded constabulary interview, which was played to nan assemblage astatine Southwark Crown Court successful London. He said Spacey had groped him “a bully twelve times,” including rubbing his soul thighs and genitals complete his clothes, “smack[ing] his arse” and putting nan man’s hands connected Spacey’s genitals. The alleged incidents took spot complete nan abstraction of “a fewer years.”
During nan interview, nan man besides compared Spacey to his characteristic successful nan Fincher film. “His characteristic successful ‘Se7en,’ he’s a spot for illustration that,” nan man said. “A spot creepy. Maybe not rather arsenic bad.”
In nan 1995 crime thriller, Spacey plays a murderer inspired by nan 7 deadly sins.
The actor, who is besides known for his turns successful “House of Cards” and “American Beauty,” is connected proceedings for 12 counts of intersexual battle against 4 different men, alleged to person taken spot betwixt 2001 and 2013. Spacey denies each nan charges.
The man described really from nan infinitesimal he first met Spacey tangentially done nan actor’s employment arsenic creator head of London theatre nan Old Vic, Spacey showered him pinch questions and compliments. “He was almost correct from nan get spell grooming me,” said nan man.
As clip progressed, nan man alleged, nan “grooming” swiftly moved to inappropriate and unwanted touching. “He’d drawback my manus and put my manus connected his privates,” nan man said. “I utilized to telephone him a weirdo. I utilized to opportunity ‘You’re a fucking weirdo.’ He utilized to laughter astir it, he utilized to find it funny… he wasn’t embarrassed.”
Spacey’s alleged unfortunate besides described nan character arsenic “quite an angry person” though he could besides beryllium “very charming,” he said.
The last clip nan man encountered Spacey was during a car thrust to a glitzy personage statement extracurricular London. Spacey had been drinking, nan man alleged, and seemed paranoid he was being followed by paparazzi. The man, who was driving astatine nan time, said arsenic they attack nan venue Spacey abruptly grabbed his genitals truthful difficult he almost collapsed nan car.
“His manus deed maine rather difficult connected nan wrong thigh past moved up, existent thud, deed maine correct successful nan nuts basically,” nan alleged unfortunate said successful nan pre-recorded video. “It took my activity away.”
The man said he pulled nan car complete and told Spacey “it fucking hurt, you can’t do that.” In response, he said, Spacey “giggled.”
Asked by nan constabulary why nan man had waited specified a agelong clip to travel guardant pinch nan allegations, he replied that he had felt “embarrassed” and had besides worried he would suffer master repercussions. He said nan alleged maltreatment had caused him to suffer anxiety, accent and depression.
After nan pre-recorded video was played to nan jury, nan man entered nan witnesser container successful nan courtroom, hidden down a curtain, wherever he was examined by barrister for nan prosecution Christine Agney KC followed by Spacey’s lawyer, Patrick Gibbs KC.
The lawsuit continues.