Last year, Anthony Rapp came forward to accuse Kevin Spacey of touching him inappropriately when Rapp was 14. In a clear attempt to divert attention, Spacey abruptly came out of the closet as a gay man.
Now, Australian actor Guy Pearce has revealed in an interview with Australian TV host Andrew Denton that he had an experience with Spacey that he described as “handsy.” Pearce didn’t go into detail about the incident, but we know the actors worked together on the 1997 film L.A. Confidential. Denton brought Spacey up in a segment of the show where Pearce was asked to talk about his feelings of working with different people that Denton listed.
“Tough one to talk about at the moment,” Pearce said when Spacey was brought up. “Incredible actor. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy.”
“Thankfully I was 29 and not 14,” Pearce added.
There have been more allegations against Spacey since Rapp originally came forward. The Old Vic theater in London had 20 people come forward with allegations when Spacey was the artistic director for the theater.
One of the allegations against Spacey is currently under review as of December 2017. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that this specific case involves another adult male in 1992 in West Hollywood.