‘Smooth’ Kevin Spacey assaulted man more than 10 times, court hears
Kevin Spacey assaulted his first alleged victim in a car on his way to ‘White Tie and Tiara Ball’ at Sir Elton John’s home, the court heard today.
The 63-year-old Hollywood star was described by the man in his police interrogation – played today at Southwark Crown Court – as a ‘smooth, snaky, difficult person’.
The man also claimed that Spacey’s sexual advances were “like he thought he could groom me” – and shared how the actor said he would introduce him to A-list stars.
The man claimed that Spacey placed the man’s hand on his genitals five or six times and attacked him in other ways five or six times.
The Oscar-winning actor has been described by prosecutors as a “sexual bully” while on trial for sex offenses against four men between 2001 and 2013.
Actor Kevin Spacey (right) arrives at Southwark Crown Court with his legal team today
Today, a complainant alleged that one of the alleged assaults took place in a car on the way to Sir Elton’s £1million ‘White Tie and Tiara Ball’ in Windsor.
The man said, “He went to a lot of lavish parties at that time, he was very famous, he had just done American Beauty, he was an Oscar winner.
“Elton John was going to have a big Windsor party and it was a big £1 million party. It was a summer party, The White Tie and Tiara Ball, it was called.
“He was worried that the press would take pictures of him, so he was tense, he had been drinking too. We went there and he was pretty excited.
“He actually hit me right in the balls. It was breathtaking, he laughed with a giggle and I said it fucking hurt. He said nothing, he just laughed and giggled. He said; ‘oh stop it, stop it’. He grabbed me so hard I almost went off the road.
“Obviously he had been drinking quite a bit and drugs too, and I said not everyone has to do that again, it really hurt. And he laughed about it: “oh that’s a wind to me, oh you’re such a man” he said. I was disgusted that he had done that.’
The man also said, “He tried to grope and grab me and make me feel very uncomfortable.”
The man said Spacey told him he could introduce him to A-list stars, and said when he tried to fight back against one of the alleged assaults, the actor replied, “I find that so exciting.” You are such a man.’
The man outlined his allegations against the defendant, saying, “He grabbed me on private property and then tried to get hold of him.”
The man said he was trying to “obscure” what had happened.
In describing an incident that he said happened to him, the man said, “He grabbed me so hard I almost went off the road.
“He grabbed me really hard and it really hurt. I pushed him against the door and said, ‘Don’t do that again or I’ll knock you out.’
The man continued to talk about the incident and told the police officer, “I was disgusted that he had done that.”
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Southwark Crown Court today for the continuation of his trial
The court heard that the alleged victim described the actor as ‘very touchy’.
He told the police officer, ‘Being a man’s man and a professional, of course I found it rather creepy and just plain uncomfortable. He made me feel so uncomfortable and uncomfortable.”
The man said the actor became “very friendly” and started grabbing him several times, after which the alleged victim told him to stop.
He added: “He kind of left me and said nothing. He just laughed it off and changed the subject.”
You could see the man describe Spacey as a “smooth, cunning, difficult person” and a “very confused individual.”
He continued, “He grabbed me. He grabbed me tight a few times. He squeezed my ass and rubbed my legs.’
The man added, “It’s like he thought he could take care of me.”
American actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Southwark Crown Court today as his trial continues
The court heard that Spacey began assaulting the man within two to three weeks of meeting him.
The witness said in his police questioning: ‘(Within) two to three weeks he started to make me feel uncomfortable.
“From the first two to three weeks, he tried to get into my head about what my sexuality was like.”
The man claimed he had been assaulted more than a dozen times by Spacey.
He said the actor also occasionally grabbed his buttocks and walked around naked in his London hotel room in front of his alleged victim, jurors heard.
In addition, the man said he couldn’t bring himself to watch any of his movies.
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London this morning
He said in his police interrogation, “I can’t stand looking at the man. It makes me sick. He was quite an angry person. He was clearly angry inside.’
He later described the actor as a “very confused, confused individual.” He said he was “pretending to be nice,” but was a “predator” who was “aggressive.”
He added: “Obviously he was very confused about his sexuality.”
Spacey pleaded not guilty in January to three charges of indecent assault, three charges of sexual assault and one charge of causing sexual activity without a person’s consent.
The two-time Academy Award winner also previously denied four other charges of sexual assault and one count of causing penetrative sexual activity without a person’s consent.
The process continues.