Lawsuit alleges the former House Of Cards star attacked a masseur at a Malibu home
Actor Kevin Spacey has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a masseur at a house in Malibu, California, two years ago.
A lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court claims the Oscar-winning actor – who is being investigated by police in the US and UK over alleged sexual assaults – attacked the unnamed masseur in October 2016.
The lawsuit alleges the former House Of Cards star forced the masseur to touch his scrotum, testicles and penis before pulling him in for an apparent attempted forced kiss.
Following the alleged incident, the document states the man said words to the effect of, What are you doing? This is ridiculous. I am a professional. This is what I do for a living. I have a son.
The lawsuit alleges: Spaceys conduct was extreme and outrageous. Spacey acted with reckless disregard for plaintiffs rights and feelings, and with deliberate indifference to the certainty that plaintiff would suffer emotional distress.
As a direct and proximate result of Spaceys actions, plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer severe mental anguish, emotional pain and distress, fear, humiliation, grief, embarrassment, nervousness, worry, anger, frustration, helplessness, nervousness , sadness, stress, mental and emotional distress, and anxiety.
Spacey is being sued for sexual battery, gender violence, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment.
The alleged victim said he reported the incident to police. The Los Angeles police department refused to confirm if the incident had been reported.
Scotland Yard has opened six sexual assault investigations into Spacey, alleged to have taken place in London and Gloucester. He is also being investigated by detectives in California.
Spacey, who was artistic director at Londons The Old Vic theatre between 2004 and 2015, was one of the first Hollywood stars to face allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Actor Anthony Rapp alleged he was 14 when Spacey, then 26, made a sexual advance to him in 1986. Spacey, now 59, said he did not remember the encounter but apologised for any inappropriate drunken behaviour.
He was sacked by Netflixs House Of Cards and Sir Ridley Scott erased him from his completed film All The Money In The World in re-shoots costing millions.
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