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Kevin Spacey says he was ‘handsy’ with men

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Told by Morgan that sexual advances “by definition become non-consensual” if they are repelled, Spacey replied: “Then they should let you know they don’t want you to do it, so that you can understand it’s non-consensual and stop.”

Spacey’s use of the term “handsy” echoes comments made by Guy Pearce, who acted with him in the 1997 film LA Confidential.

Asked in a 2018 interview what Spacey had been like to work with, Pearce replied: “Amazing actor. Incredible actor. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy. Thankfully, I was 29 and not 14.”

Pearce clarified some days later: “I very much understand that it’s too sensitive a topic to be brushed off. Although I wasn’t sexually assaulted or molested, I was made to feel uncomfortable. I addressed and handled the situation when it took place, hence my regret at making it public now.”

Elsewhere in the interview with Morgan, broadcast on YouTube, Spacey discussed his financial woes. He owes millions in legal bills.

“This week, where I have been living in Baltimore is being foreclosed on. My house is being sold at auction,” he said.

“I’m not quite sure where I’m going to live now, but I have been in Baltimore since we started shooting House of Cards.”

Spacey said he had not heard from Robin Wright, his co-star in House of Cards, since he was dropped from the Netflix drama.

He added: “My goal is now to prove that I’m a man of good character,” and to “get back on the horse” with his acting career.

Spacey spoke about the support he had received from famous friends, including Sir Elton John and David Furnish. Sir Elton emailed him days after the first allegations about Spacey were made.

“Elton was the first email I got on Oct 30 of 2017, saying, ‘We love you, whatever you need, we’re here for you.’ And Elton has been there, and David has been there, ever since,” he said.

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