The allegations against Kevin Spacey keep coming in. An investigation led by Old Vic, the London theater that the 58-year-old presided over as artistic director for 11 years, found 20 personal testimonies alleging Spacey of inappropriate behavior.
The statement released by the theater on Thursday morning says that the incidents took place between 1995 and 2013. All but two incidents happened before 2009. Despite the allegations, no legal claims, formal grievances, formal disputes, settlement agreements or payments were made.
Although the statement notes that it hasn’t been possible to verify the allegations, and that Spacey himself hasn’t commented on it, the Old Vic acknowledges that Spacey’s stardom may have discouraged victims from coming forward.
“During his tenure, The Old Vic was in a unique position of having a Hollywood star at the helm around whom existed a cult of personality. The investigation found that his stardom and status at The Old Vic may have prevented people, and in particular junior staff or young actors, from feeling that they could speak up or raise a hand for help.”
Spacey, of course, has been facing an increasing number of allegations, spearheaded by an interview with “RENT” actor Anthony Rapp. Rapp alleged that a 26-year-old Spacey made sexual advances toward him when he was 14. In response — and in an obvious attempt to distract from the allegations — Spacey came out as gay via Twitter.
Since then, more victims have come forward, accusing the “House of Cards” actor of various accounts of pedophila and sexual misconduct.
For what it's worth, Spacey is currently in rehab at the Meadows facility in Arizona, doing yoga and cuddling with stuffed animals. Not too shabby for a man who could be a serial sexual predator.