Kevin Spacey ‘flashed teenager his penis and tried to get him to touch it’
Kevin Spacey flashed a British teenager before giving him his £5,000 watch as a bribe, it has been claimed.
The House of Cards actor has faced a stream of sexual misconduct allegations this week, after Anthony Rapp accused him of making sexual advances on him when he was 14.
Daniel Beal, who was a 19-year-old barman in 2010, said the two-time Oscar winner approached him on his smoke break and showed him his penis.
He then asked the teenager: “It’s big, isn’t it?” before trying to get him to touch it, Beal said.
The actor then insisted that Beal accept his IWC Portofino watch, worth thousands of pounds, for Dan’s £20 plastic Casio.
Beal, who accused Spacey of “grooming,” said he thought the actor “was joking, but he took off his watch and gave it to me.
“Looking back, I realise it was to keep me quiet,” he told The Sun.
Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the maximum sentence for exposure in the UK is two years in prison.
On Sunday, Star Trek actor Rapp said that in 1986, a 26-year-old Spacey invited him to a party at his New York apartment and climbed on top of the child, “trying to get with me sexually.”
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Rapp, now 46, said he managed to flee before the encounter progressed any further.
In response, Spacey wrote on Twitter that he didn’t remember the incident, but apologised for “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour.”
The Baby Driver actor added that he was “sorry for the feelings he [Rapp] describes having carried with him all these years,” before saying: “I choose now to live as a gay man.”
After this story broke, filmmaker Tony Montana accused Spacey of sexually assaulting him in 2003, saying: “He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.”
Montana, whose film Overnight was an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, said Spacey – who he recalled seemed to be drunk – then told him: “This designates ownership.”
The filmmaker, who was in his 30s, had to physically get Spacey off him and had PTSD for six months after the incident, he said.
In his allegations, Beal said Spacey repeatedly acted inappropriately with him while he was working at the bar in West Sussex, in the south of England.
“Every time I tried to give him a drink he’d touch my hand in a weird way. He was drinking more and more — he got through a bottle of Jack Daniels,” he said.
Beal claimed that the actor, who was the artistic director at London’s Old Vic theatre at the time, followed him outside on one smoke break to ask: “Do you smoke weed?”
He alleged that when he asked Spacey why, the Hollywood star said: “I’ve got loads in my room. Come back to my room.”
Beal turned down the offer, but Spacey came up to him on his next smoke break while he was sitting on a bench outside, he said.
“Before I had a chance to do anything, he got his dick out,” Beal claimed.
“I said: ‘What the f*** are you doing?’
“He said: ‘It’s big, isn’t it?’ He leaned over and tried to pull my hand towards it. I went back inside,” Beal alleged.
“Looking back, he was trying to manipulate me from the moment he walked into the bar.
“In hindsight, that must have been grooming. He was just like his character in House Of Cards – seedy and a bit weird,” Beal claimed.
He sold the watch for £3,200 the next day, but that wasn’t the last he heard of Spacey.
“All my friends were telling me to keep it. But I felt dirty wearing it,” he said.
The Usual Suspects star’s aides rang asking Beal for the watch back – and allegedly made a complaint to his employer when he said he lost it.
Then, weeks later, Beal received a call from someone claiming to be Spacey.
“He said: ‘What you up to? I’m in London for a few days. Do you want to do something?’”
Beal said he hung up and never spoke publicly about the incidents – until events this week convinced him.
“The new revelations about Spacey convinced me I should speak out. People should know that he is a creep,” Beal said.
The International TV Academy yesterday withdrew an honour it was due to give Spacey.
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The American Beauty actor was due to be handed the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award in three weeks, on November 20, at a glamorous event in New York.
In the wake of the allegations and Spacey’s response, Netflix also announced that House of Cards would be ending after its sixth season.
A representative for Netflix said on Monday that the streaming company was “deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey.”