On Monday, Kevin Spacey appeared in a Nantucket courthouse to be arraigned on charges he groped an 18-year-old male at a bar in 2016. Now, the 58-year-old actor’s brother is speaking out.
Spacey’s older sibling, Randall Fowler, 62, believes that the former “House of Cards” star is repeating a pattern of abuse set by their father, whom he alleges molested both brothers when they were children.
Appearing on the “Drew and Mike Show” podcast, reports TMZ, Fowler told the hosts that the allegations of sexual misconduct against his brother “line up” with the abuse he claims they suffered at the hands of their father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler.
“Yes, I am now suggesting that the facts do line up to that particular scenario because I have photos of him and my father together and they have that look on each other’s faces, OK?” he said.
Fowler explained what he deemed to be the “key” to his belief that Spacey’s alleged behaviour is modelled on that of their father.
“My perception was it destroyed most of my adult life while I lived in turmoil and silence and shame,” he said. “My brother, on the other hand, liked it and he liked it a lot, evidently. And what he ended up doing was going into acting, creating a lot of wealth, power and influence, and using that to lure his prey to satisfy his vice, which was his master. He would do anything to fill it and he got away with it for 40 years.”
Later in the interview, Fowler insisted that Spacey’s method of coping with the alleged childhood abuse was to essentially become his abuser.
“I know exactly who Kevin Spacey is,” added Fowler. “He is my father, the creature.”
This isn’t the first time that Fowler has made similar allegations against his father.
In a 2017 interview with the Daily Mail, Fowler (who is described as “a former Rod Stewart impersonator”) alleges his father was a white supremacist and member of the American Nazi Party, claiming his father regularly whipped and raped him.
“There was so much darkness in our home it was beyond belief. It was absolutely miserable,” Fowler told the Mail.
“Kevin tried to avoid what was going on by wrapping himself in an emotional bubble. He became very sly and smart,” he said, explaining how their harrowing home life left Spacey emotionally empty.
“He was so determined to try to avoid the whippings that he just minded his Ps and Qs until there was nothing inside,” added Fowler. “He had no feelings.”
Meanwhile, Spacey’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 4, with the judge agreeing to waive Spacey’s right to appear at that hearing in person under the condition he be reachable by phone.