Kevin Spacey’s coming out was ‘an insult to the entire gay community,’ says his brother
Kevin Spacey coming out at the same time he addressed accusations of sexual assault against a 14-year-old was “an insult to the entire gay community,” his brother has said.
Spacey has been accused of multiple incidents of inappropriate sexual behaviour since Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp accused him last week of making sexual advances on him when he was 14.
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.”
Randy Fowler, 61, said that his brother gave up their last name “and created the character of Kevin Spacey to mask a monster.
“It helped him hide from his demons.
“His fans love the sinister characters he plays, but he’s not acting, that’s really him,” he added.
“He hid behind his acting career to maintain a secret sordid life, and in reality he was a monster.
Speaking to The Sun, Fowler alleged that their father Geoff – a man who he calls The Creature – had sexually and physically abused him while he and Spacey were growing up.
“We grew up with abuse and neglect in a house of horrors,” said Fowler, who lives in Idaho.
“I prayed that if I let The Creature hurt me, he’d stay away from Kevin. Now I think I was naive.”
Fowler is not the first to condemn the way in which Spacey came out, with celebrities from Billy Eichner and Cameron Esposito to Sue Perkins reacting furiously to the announcement.
Zachary Quinto, who has featured in the Star Trek film series, accused Kevin Spacey of committing a “calculated manipulation”.
Quinto, who starred alongside Spacey in 2011 film Margin Call, added that he found it “deeply sad and troubling that this is how Kevin Spacey has chosen to come out.”
Eight people claimed last week that Spacey had sexually harassed House of Cards employees during his time on the set, including one who he allegedly sexually assaulted.
British police are currently investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against Spacey.
An alleged victim claimed last week that after being invited to Spacey’s London home for a drink in 2008, he passed out – and woke to find the star performing oral sex on him.
This was not the only allegation to be made after Rapp’s story was made public.
A man on the east coast of the US said that Spacey repeatedly had sex with him when he was 14, adding: “He tried to rape me.”
Filmmaker Tony Montana also accused Spacey of having sexually assaulted him in 2003, saying: “He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.”
Another alleged victim, Daniel Beal, said that Spacey showed him his penis in public when he was 19, before giving him his £5,000 watch to buy his silence.
“He said: ‘It’s big, isn’t it?’ He leaned over and tried to pull my hand towards it,” Beal told The Sun.
He accused Spacey of “grooming”.
Another man, who did not reveal his name, told the BBC he was left traumatised after waking to find Spacey lying on him, in his underwear, with his arms wrapped around him.
The man, who was a teenager at the time, said Spacey’s behaviour during that weekend was “either very stupid or predatory – or maybe a little of both.”
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He added: “It seems he was grooming me.
Mexican actor Rob Cavazos has also alleged that Spacey approached him in “unpleasant encounters” which he said he would have termed “harassment” if he were a woman.
He said the American Beauty actor was commonly found at the theatre bar, “squeezing whoever caught his attention.”
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