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Kevin Spacey Accused of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ by 20 People in London

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Kevin Spacey supplies a speech at The Old Vic theater in London for a gala celebration in his honor as his creative director’ tenure includes an end on April 19, 2015. Samir Hussein/Getty Images

London’s Old Vic has acquired 20 allegations of “inappropriate behavior” in opposition to Kevin Spacey all through his tenure as a result of the theater’s creative director.

The venue carried out a nearly two-week probe into the 58-year-old actor’s 2004 to 2015 gig and launched its findings in a press release on Thursday, November 16. “The investigation resulted in 20 personal testimonies shared of alleged inappropriate behavior carried out by Kevin Spacey during his time as artistic director,” the Old Vic talked about.

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The Old Vic Theatre on the Cut in London on November 2, 2017. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

“Despite having the appropriate escalation processes in place, it was claimed that those affected felt unable to raise concerns and that Kevin Spacey operated without sufficient accountability,” the assertion continued. “This is clearly unacceptable and The Old Vic truly apologizes for not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely.”

The theater talked about the alleged incidents occurred between 1995 and 2013, with all nevertheless two falling before 2009. The allegations have been made by 16 workers members and four completely different people.

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“The given testimony shows that in all but one case, those individuals alleging inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey did not come forward at the time or asked that no formal action be taken,” the discharge talked about, together with that the Oscar winner’s “stardom and status at The Old Vic may have prevented people, and in particular junior staff or young actors, from feeling that they could speak up or raise a hand for help.”

The theater’s chairman Nick Clarry talked about in an announcement, “On behalf of The Old Vic Board of Trustees, to all those people who felt unable to speak up at the time, The Old Vic truly apologizes. Inappropriate behavior by anyone working at The Old Vic is completely unacceptable. We will foster a safe and supportive environment without prejudice, harassment or bullying of any sort, at any level. We want anyone who works here to feel confident, valued and proud to be part of The Old Vic family.”

The latest complaints come weeks after actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance at a celebration in 1986 when Rapp was 14. The House of Cards actor wrote in an announcement that he does “not remember the encounter,” nevertheless apologized to Rapp “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” He moreover came out as gay in his apology, quite a bit to the chagrin of many celebrities, social media prospects and members of the LGBTQ neighborhood. Spacey has not spoken publicly in regards to the additional misconduct claims that have since surfaced. He is for the time being in search of remedy at a rehabilitation facility in Arizona.

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