Kevin Spacey finds himself facing alarming comparisons to his on-screen persona.
In a chilling testimony, his alleged victim has likened the renowned actor to his character in the 1995 film “Se7en.” Although the 63-year-old has denied all of the allegations, the man’s testimony is the latest in a series of claims against Spacey, who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple men.
Kevin Spacey’s ‘Se7en’ Character Comes To Life In UK Court
Released in 1995, it remains one of David Fincher’s most successful films. It features a gripping plot where a pair of detectives, played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, hunt down a sadistic killer who commits murders based on the seven deadly sins.
The TV personality portrayed the chilling role of the killer in the film, and interestingly, one of the alleged victims has drawn a comparison between Spacey and his character from the movie.
In compliance with British law, the alleged victim’s identity remains undisclosed. However, in a detailed testimony, Marca reported that he recounted the alleged harrowing abuse he endured from the film industry’s most influential figure at that time.
Shockingly, he revealed that the incidents of inappropriate touching occurred “more than a dozen times.” The jury reviewed significant evidence – a videotaped statement where the alleged victim detailed disturbing encounters.
He described the touching as targeting his “inner thighs and genitals,” “pats on the butt,” and coercive pressure to reciprocate. Drawing a chilling parallel, the “Working Girl” actor’s accuser noted, “It was a bit like his character in ‘Seven. A bit sinister. Maybe not as bad.”
“He would grab my hand and put it on his private parts. I used to say to him, ‘You’re a f***ing weirdo.’ He would laugh about it, he found it funny, and he wasn’t ashamed,” he continued.
The man also revealed chilling details about his final encounter with the award-winning star. The alleged incident occurred during a gala in London when Spacey became agitated by cameras.
Recounting the distressing event, the accuser stated, “He hit me with his hand on the inside of my thighs and then moved upwards. He made a real noise, he hit me in the balls, basically.” When questioned by the police about the delay in reporting, he claimed that he felt ashamed, which deterred him from coming forward earlier.
These revelations add to the gravity of the ongoing trial in the UK, which was postponed for 48 hours on the initial date set for the trial to start. The singer is facing 12 charges of sexual assault involving four men from 2001 to 2013.
In a report by The Blast, the film producer headed to Southwark Crown Court in London, only to discover that the trial’s commencement had been delayed. According to reports, during a court appearance, Judge Mark Wall was informed that Spacey’s defense attorney, Patrick Gibbs, was occupied with another case scheduled to conclude that Thursday.
As a result, the trial’s start date was pushed to Friday, with the presentation of evidence expected to commence on Monday. Due to the projected trial length exceeding four weeks, alternate jurors will be involved to accommodate the extended proceedings.
The ‘Superman Returns’ Star Landed A Movie Role After US Trial Win
After being charged with sexual harassment by actor Anthony Rapp and eventually winning the case, Spacey secured his first movie role. Although solely a voice part in an upcoming British indie thriller, the role marks a substantial step forward for the Oscar-winning star.
After a trial, the “Pay It Forward” actor was acquitted by the jury on charges of intimate misconduct against Rapp. The “Star Trek: Discovery” actor sought $40 million in damages for an alleged incident that occurred when he was 14 years old.
However, the case was dismissed by Judge Lewis Kaplan as the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence to support the claim that Spacey had engaged in any improper touching.
Undeterred by the legal case surrounding the musician, the director Gene Fallaize revealed that he had written the script for “Control” with him in mind, as he had been a longtime fan of Spacey since childhood.
Fallaize acknowledged that the controversies surrounding the “Mind Games” singer were considered. However, he expressed his admiration stating, “He’s one of the greatest actors of our generation. His personal life aside — it’s something I can’t comment on and have no knowledge of — it’s an opportunity to work with one of the acting greats.”