Hollywood star Kevin Spacey performed s3x act on sleeping victim, groped driver, and laughed after s3xually assaulting man backstage’, court hears – Hollywood star, Kevin Spacey performed a s3x act on sleeping victim, groped driver, and ‘laughed’ after se3ually assaulting man backstage at theatre as he pursued ‘se3ually aggressive thrills’, according to prosecutors in his se3ual assault trial.
The Oscar-winning actor, who denies 12 sex offences, was described at Southwark Crown Court as a ‘sexual bully’ who enjoys making people feel ‘powerless and uncomfortable’ The alleged victims described Spacey as being very ‘touchy-feely’ and ‘someone who spoke quite openly about his sexuality’
In one incident, a victim fell asleep after drinking and smoking cannabis with Spacey, and awoke to find the actor sexually assaulting him, it was said.
Prosecutor Christine Agnew, KC, said: ‘He awoke some hours later with his belt intact but his button and zip were down. Kevin Spacey Fowler was next to him on his knees performing a sex act.’ On another occasion, the actor is accused of assaulting a man backstage when he ‘grabbed his penis with such force it was painful’.
‘Star-struck’ victims were afraid to come forward fearing they would not be believed because of his fame, jurors heard.
The prosecutor said of one complainant: ‘Kevin Spacey Fowler was a star, a golden boy as he (the victim) put it. ‘He wasn’t sure he would be believed and even if he had been he didn’t think that he would receive any support.’
M Agnew told jurors that the first complainant was a driver aged between 30 and 34. ‘Unusually the defendant would normally sit in the front passenger’s seat of the car,’ Ms Agnew said.
‘When he started driving him (the
complainant) recalls that he was very ”touchy feely” and someone who spoke quite openly about his sexuality.’
‘(The complainant) found this unusual – it was not the normal sort of conversation he would have with a passenger or client. ‘(The complainant) describes himself as being a ”man’s man” and as feeling uncomfortable and awkward when he was required to be around Kevin Spacey Fowler because of his sexualised behaviour.’
Ms Agnew continued: ‘Over time the
inappropriate and unwelcome touching became more intense and progressed to Mr Spacey Fowler stoking [the complainant’s] leg and rubbing his neck.
‘This behaviour escalated to occasions when Kevin Spacey Fowler would actually grab and grope [the complainant] in an aggressive way.’
Ms. Agnew said the first complainant went to police in 2022. She added that it may be that Spacey got a ‘sexual thrill out of this type of sexual aggression’. Jurors went on to hear about the second complainant who sat near Spacey at the Haymarket Theatre in 2005.
The complainant, who was around 28 years old at the time, recalls the actor asking if they had ‘f***ed’, the court heard. Ms Agnew said the complainant was ‘shocked’ and initially ignored the remarks before Spacey put his hand on his leg.
During a further interaction over an hour later, when the complainant was showing Spacey around backstage, Spacey allegedly ‘grabbed his penis with such force it was painful’.
Ms. Agnew added that Spacey ‘simply laughed’ after the complainant pushed him away. ‘Star-struck’ victims were afraid to come forward fearing they would not be believed because of his fame, jurors heard.
The court went on to hear about a third
complainant who met Spacey a couple of times ‘briefly’ while he acted in a play at the Old Vic Theatre.
In 2008, the complainant, having moved to London after finishing drama school, wrote to Spacey ‘seeking his assistance with mentoring’, jurors heard.
The court was told Spacey rang him a few weeks later and they met that evening, ending up in the actor’s apartment. Ms. Agnew said: ‘During conversation (the complainant) thanked him for the part in the play at which Mr Spacey Fowler opened his arms to hug him.
‘(The complainant) did not move to hug him back as he thought it was a ‘bit weird’, so Kevin Spacey Fowler stretched forward, hugged him around the waist