Kevin Spacey says he’s “seeking evaluation and treatment” as several more men come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by the actor.
Mexican actor Robert Cavazos performed in three plays at London’s Old Vic theatre, which Spacey was artistic director of from 2004 to 2015.
Cavazos accused the actor of fondling him against his will and alleged he routinely sexually harassed younger men.
In a translation of a Spanish-language Facebook post, Cavazos recalled a “couple of unpleasant encounters” with Spacey including being allegedly groped by him in the theatre’s bar.
“I didn’t stand for it, but I know some people who were afraid to put a stop to it,” he said.
“Those of us who crossed paths with [Spacey] in London when he was director of the Old Vic know a whole lot more people will find the courage to tell their stories in the coming days and weeks.”
In a statement, the Old Vic theatre expressed “deep dismay” at the allegations.
“Inappropriate behaviour by anyone working at The Old Vic is completely unacceptable,” it said, adding an internal investigation had been launched and they’d established a confidential complaints process for anyone wanting to come forward.
Another man, speaking anonymously to the BBC, said he was invited to spend the weekend with Spacey in New York in the 1980s, when he was 17.
He claimed he refused Spacey’s requests to share his bed but woke on the sofa to find the actor in his underwear with his arms around him, an experience he described as leaving him “uncomfortable at best, traumatised at worst.”
Former bartender Simon Beal told UK tabloid The Sun that when he was 19, the actor sat next to him at a bar and exposed his penis, remarked on its size and grabbed Beal’s hand in an attempt to get him to touch it.
And speaking to Radar Online, filmmaker Tony Montana accused Spacey of approaching him in a Los Angeles bar in 2003, and “forcefully” grabbing his groin before following him into the restroom.
Spacey has not addressed the new allegations, but a spokesperson told People said the actor “is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”
Earlier this week, Star Trek Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged in an interview with Buzzfeed that when he was just 14, a then 26-year-old Spacey made a sexual advance toward him at a party in 1986.
In a lengthy statement, Spacey said he was “beyond horrified” and could not recall the incident but “sincerely apologised” to Rapp for “what would have been deeply inappropriate, drunken behaviour.”
“I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years,” he added.
The actor went on to come out as a gay man for the first time, prompting outrage from the LGBTI community for attempting to “deflect and distract” from the sexual assault allegations.
Following the allegations, Netflix said the upcoming sixth season of Spacey’s TV series House of Cards would be the last, but the company later announced production on the season had been suspended “until further notice”.
Spacey was to be presented with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award in New York this month, but The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said the honour had been revoked.