Guy Pearce has suggested he was groped by Kevin Spacey when the pair appeared together in the 1997 film LA Confidential.
In an interview with Andrew Denton on the Australian talk show Interview, Pearce was asked for his thoughts on working with Spacey. The actor replied: “Yeah … yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah.” He then added: “He’s a handsy guy.”
Pearce then said: “Thankfully, I was 29 and not 14.”
Spacey has been the subject of multiple accusations of sexual assault and misconduct since 2017, when actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey assaulted him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. Rapp alleged that Spacey had invited him to a party in his apartment, and then “laid down on top of him”. Spacey subsequently apologised via a post on Twitter, saying he did not remember the incident.