A comment by actor Guy Pearce about Kevin Spacey, who has been the focus of allegations of sexual misbehavior, appears to suggest that Spacey groped Pearce when the two men were working on the 1997 movie “L.A. Confidential.”
The U.K. publication The Guardian reports that Pearce was asked about working with Spacey during an interview with Andrew Denton on the Australian talk show “Interview.”
Pearce is quoted saying: “Yeah … yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. … He’s a handsy guy.”
Pearce added: “Thankfully, I was 29 and not 14.”
The Guardian report adds: “Spacey has been the subject of multiple accusations of sexual assault and misconduct since 2017, when actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey assaulted him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.”
Allegations against Spacey are reportedly under investigation by police in London and Los Angeles.