'House of Cards' crew accuses Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment, assault

Emmett Rice
November 9, 2017

A former Boston TV news anchor is about to hold a news conference, pointing the finger at Kevin Spacey for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old family member.

At the time of the alleged incident, Unruh's son did not report it "largely because of embarrassment and fear", she said.

Heather Unruh tweeted last month - before the Spacey story broke - "The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me - #truth time. Kevin Spacey bought him drink after drink", Unruh said at a press conference.

Unruh, who was a face of WCVB (Ch. 5) for 15 years until her departure last fall, fought back tears as she started to recount what her son said happened in July 2016. Her son has filed a report against Spacey. Nantucket Chief of Police William Pittman said he will not comment on or confirm any investigation regarding Spacey or any other possible sexual assault investigation citing MA law regarding victim privacy. She said that her "star-struck, straight" son, "who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim", had met Spacey at the Club Car restaurant. An unknown woman stepped forward and told the young man to leave the restaurant.

Anthony Rapp claimed that a 26-year-old Spacey tried to seduce the then-14-year-old actor in 1986.

"He very much wanted my son to come forward and report it, but as I said ... with victims of assault, it's a very hard thing, "she said".

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Unruh said she "wants to see" Spacey go to jail and have the "hand of justice come down on him".

Kevin Spacey has at least one person defending him from the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations, of varying degrees of severity. "That was an appalling attempt to deflect attention away from what you really are: a sexual predator". After the story and further allegations broke, Netflix announced it planned to end House of Cards after its next season.

Assistant Cape and Islands District Attorney Tara L. Miltimore confirmed to the Herald that Spacey, 58, is under criminal investigation.

She also spoke directly to Spacey.

Gay Talese has a cold perspective about the multiple men who have accused Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment and assault.

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