Ac­tor Harry Drey­fuss says Spacey groped him at age 18

USA TODAY US Edition - - LIFE - Bryan Alexan­der

Ac­tor Harry Drey­fuss is claim­ing that Kevin Spacey groped him at age 18 — while his fa­ther, ac­tor Richard Drey­fuss, was in the room.

In a self-writ­ten ac­count pub­lished Satur­day on Buz­zfeed.com, Harry Drey­fuss de­scribes the al­leged 2008 in­ci­dent, when Spacey was di­rect­ing Richard Drey­fuss in a play at the Old Vic in Lon­don.

Harry Drey­fuss says he was in­spired to come for­ward by ac­tor An­thony Rapp, who came for­ward to say Spacey made a sex­ual ad­vance at him when Rapp was 14, and by oth­ers who have spo­ken out against Spacey.

Drey­fuss wrote: “It hap­pened one night when the three of us were alone in Kevin’s apart­ment re­hears­ing my fa­ther’s lines. My fa­ther didn’t see, and I didn’t tell him about the in­ci­dent for many years. In­stead, I spent the next nine years telling peo­ple the story at par­ties for laughs.”

Drey­fuss added: “Kevin Spacey is a sex­ual preda­tor. But I still never thought talk­ing about it se­ri­ously was ever an op­tion.”

Spacey’s press rep­re­sen­ta­tive Todd Ruben­stein did not re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment from USA TO­DAY. Buzz- feed quoted Bryan Freed­man, a lawyer rep­re­sent­ing Spacey, deny­ing Drey­fuss’ ac­count with this state­ment: “Let me be clear, Mr. Spacey ab­so­lutely de­nies the al­le­ga­tions.”

Richard Drey­fuss told Buz­zfeed he was present for the night in ques­tion, and he tweeted Satur­day: “I love my son @har­ry­drey­fuss more than I could ex­plain with all the words in the world. And I am so in­cred­i­bly proud of him right now.”

Harry Drey­fuss ex­plained that dur­ing the script-read­ing ses­sion, Spacey re­peat­edly placed his hand on Drey­fuss’ thigh while his fa­ther was fo­cused on the script. Then it pro­ceeded fur­ther.

“Over the course of about 20 sec­onds, cen­time­ter by cen­time­ter, Kevin crawled his hand from my thigh over to­ward my crotch. My mind went blank. Sud­denly, he had com­pleted his jour­ney and now he had all of me in his hand. I stopped read­ing the script and my eyes went wide,” Drey­fuss wrote.

“I don’t know how long we sat there like that. It could have been as lit­tle as 20 sec­onds, or it could have been five min­utes. It’s the hard­est part of the story for me to re­call. What I do re­mem­ber is that, other than be­ing a shy kid who ob­vi­ously ad­mired Kevin Spacey a lot, I never once gave him a sig­nal that I would want to be with him in that way.”

Mul­ti­ple al­le­ga­tions have dogged Kevin Spacey. NI­CO­LAS ASFOURI AFP/GETTY IM­AGES

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