Following numerous accusations of sexual assault — some involving minors — Kevin Spacey has entered a specialized treatment facility.
People confirms that the two-time Oscar-winner has entered an unidentified facility, but offered no other information.
On Nov. 2, a rep for the actor issued a statement indicating that Spacey would be “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information will be available at this time.”
Within the space of just a few weeks, the once-respected actor has become a toxic figure due to numerous allegations from young men claiming an assortment of unwanted touching, groping and predatory sexual behaviour.
The floodgates opened after “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp — who appeared on Broadway alongside Spacey when he was a teenager — alleged that Spacey, then 26, “was trying to get with me sexually” during a party, knowing full well that Rapp was only 14.
Rapp’s story led to numerous other accusers coming forward, which resulted in Netflix issuing a statement declaring that the streaming service will “not be involved with any further production of ‘House of Cards’ that includes Kevin Spacey.”
In addition, Spacey’s already-filmed scenes in the Ridley Scott-directed “All the Money in the World” will be reshot at great expense, with Christopher Plummer taking over his role.
Spacey has issued no public comments since Oct. 29, when he issued a lengthy tweet responding to Rapp’s allegations, coming out as openly gay and claiming to be “beyond horrified to hear his story.”