Kevin Spacey to Seek 'Evaluation and Treatment' in Wake of Sexual Assault Claim
Spacey was accused on Sunday of making sexual advances toward a minor and in the days since has been accused by more actors of acting inappropriately.
Kevin Spacey is seeking "evaluation and treatment" in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
"Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time,” Spacey's rep said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Spacey was accused on Sunday (Oct. 29) of making sexual advances toward a minor. Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed News that Spacey tried to "seduce" him when Rapp was only 14 years old.
Spacey immediately offered his "sincerest apology" to Rapp via Twitter and used his statement on the matter to come out as a gay man for the first time. The latter move was criticized by many in Hollywood as well as GLAAD, who accused Spacey of using his coming out as a way to "deflect from allegations of sexual assault."
The allegations have had a knock-on effect on Spacey professionally. Production on the sixth and final season of Netflix's House of Cards, in which Spacey is the star and executive producer, has been suspended indefinitely following the sexual harassment claim.
On Monday, Netflix and production partner MRC issued a statement saying they were "deeply troubled" by the allegations. Also on Monday, the International TV Academy announced it was revoking a planned honor Spacey was set to receive in light of the allegations. Online education provider MasterClass closed enrollment on its Spacey course and it is likely the backlash will make it difficult for the actor to promote his upcoming Sony film All the Money in the World.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.