Actor Guy Pearce, who starred in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential alongside Kevin Spacey, told TV host Andrew Denton (above) that he had a “slightly difficult time with Kevin [Spacey]” on the film, calling him “handsy.”
Pearce clarified his remarks in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald: “I very much understand that it’s too sensitive a topic to be brushed off. I addressed and handled the situation when it took place, hence my regret at making it public now.”
Last week it emerged that London’s Metropolitan Police are investigating three new claims of sexual assault by actor Kevin Spacey.
Last November, an allegation against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp snowballed into an avalanche of similar accusations including filmmaker Tony Montana, who said that Spacey groped him in public in 2003, and the actor Roberto Cavazos.
That was followed by an as yet unnamed man who claimed Spacey raped him at 15, and 8 crew members on House of Cards who said they were harassed by Spacey as well as a London bartender who said Spacey flashed him and then tried to shut him up with an expensive watch.
Former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh said Spacey sexually assaulted her teen son on Nantucket in 2016.
Spacey plays con man Ron Levin in the upcoming film Billionaire Boys Club, co-starring Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton, set to open in August. The film, in which Spacey cons a group of young traders into launching a Ponzi scheme, is based on a true story of ’80s Wall Street greed. It’s Spacey’s first film since he was replaced by Christopher Plummer in All The Money in the World after multiple allegations of sexual assault.