New Accusation Plague Kevin Spacey As Netflix Shuts Down House Of Cards
Kevin Spacey’s career is most likely dead following being the subject of a sexual harassment claim of then 14-year-old Anthony Rapp and the subsequent cancellation of his hit Netflix show, House Of Cards. Netflix had originally decided to simply cancel any further seasons beyond the 6th installment, which hasn’t aired and likely isn’t complete. This morning, Netflix decided to suspend production of the show, meaning that the conclusion of the political drama isn’t likely to see the light of day.
And now Spacey seems to be fighting off a new claim, one he’s yet to respond to, which may be best seeing his last response didn’t garner a warm response. In this case, a man named Tony Montana claims that Spacey accosted and sexually harassed him at a bar called the Coronet Pub. Montana seems to imply that Spacey not only touches him inappropriately but attempts to claim ownership over the man. Tony Montana is a filmmaker and director.
“I went up to order a drink and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me,” Montana told Radar. “He was telling me to come with him, to leave the bar. He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.”
Montana also seems to assert that Spacey was drunk and wanted to claim the man as his own. “This designates ownership,” he alleges the actor said.
Montana says that he is trained in mixed martial arts and used his skill to escape Spacey.
“I put my hand down and turned his thumb back to get his hand off it,” Montana said. “I paid for my drink and got away from him.”
However, Montana claims this was far from a conclusion to Spacey’s attempts. He even asserts that the provocation by Spacey led to increased use of physical self-defense to alleviate the threat.
“I backed him out the door and I pushed him,” he said. “One of his friends was in line and I said, ‘It’s time to take your boy home. ‘They all ended up leaving.’”
He went on to comment on the lasting impression and affects the encounter had on him.
“I never talked to anyone about it except for therapists,” the Overnightfilmmaker said. “I had PTSD for six months after. It was an emasculating thing for someone to do to me. Whenever I went to the bar I would see if he was there or have my back against the wall.”
The filmmaker says that reading of Rapp’s struggles in going public sparked his own motivation to share his own saga with Spacey.
“This wasn’t something people were talking about openly,” he said. “It still feels awkward. I still feel what I felt then. I put it into the back of my mind until I saw him come forward. When you’re trying to accomplish something in the industry, you have things that inspire you, that can help move you forward. You have setbacks and haunted experiences. No matter what happens you have to keep going.”
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Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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