LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — A former news anchor says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her son when he was 18 years old.
Heather Unruh told reporters that her son was “star struck” when he met the “House of Cards” actor at the Club Car Restaurant in July 2016. Unruh said Spacey bought her son “drink after drink” and then stuck his hand down the teen’s pants and grabbed his genitals.
According to Unruh, Spacey stuck his hand in her son’s pants and grabbed his genitals. When Spacey went to the men’s room, her son ran away, Unruh said.
She said her son didn’t report the incident to police at the time because of “embarrassment and fear”, adding that “women who have come forward in the [Harvey] Weinstein case have paved the way” for her son and other alleged victims to speak out.
Unruh’s son filed a report with police last week, and she said a criminal investigation has begun.
Nantucket police said they couldn’t confirm an investigation, because sexual assault reports are confidential.
Unruh’s son is now a sophomore in college and a “very strong young man” living his life.
“He definitely thinks about it and he can’t erase it,” she said.
When asked what she hoped the result would be from any investigation, Unruh replied, “I wanna see Kevin Spacey go to jail”.
Last month, Unruh hinted she was “emboldened” by the Weinstein scandal to come out with her own allegations against a then-unidentified family member.
In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey made sexual advances toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. Spacey has said he doesn’t remember the alleged encounter reported by BuzzFeed News last weekend but apologized if such “drunken behavior” occurred.
The cascading fallout for Spacey includes a halt to production on his Netflix series “House of Cards” and the loss of an award he was to be given later this month by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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