Former London Bartender Claims Kevin Spacey Groped Him

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Kris Nixon told the BBC that the 'House of Cards' star grabbed him at an afterparty for Old Vic staff and later propositioned him in the basement of the bar where he worked.

A former bartender working in London has come forward with further sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey. 

In a video interview with the BBC, Kris Nixon said that he was working at a bar that was a regular hangout for staff at the Old Vic theater, where Spacey was creative director. One night roughly 10 years ago, he said, the actor came to the bar for a post-performance party, which then moved to his penthouse for an afterparty. 

"At the afterparty, I was sitting on a sofa with my then sort-of girlfriend. She got up to get a drink, and Kevin Spacey sat down on the sofa next to me," Nixon said. "He asked if that was my girlfriend, then reached over, grabbed my penis and said, 'I could fuck you better than her.'"

Nixon claimed he promptly left the party but was propositioned again in his pub a couple of weeks later, when Spacey confronted him in the basement stockroom.

"He reached forward, grabbed my waistband and said something to the effect of, 'I can make it up to you,' or, 'Let me make it up to you,'" Nixon said, adding that he pushed Spacey aside. 

Nixon's claims add to a growing chorus of allegations against Spacey that have emerged since Oct. 29, when Star Trek: Discovery actor Rapp alleged that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him when he was 14 years old. Multiple House of Cards employees also spoke to CNN, accusing the show's star and executive producer of inappropriate behavior. Harry Dreyfuss, the son of Richard Dreyfuss, claimed the actor groped him while his father was in the room. Earlier on Wednesday, former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh accused Spacey of sexually assaulting her son just last year. 

In wake of the claims, now totaling more than a dozen, Netflix has severed all ties with Spacey. The streaming giant said it is working with production company Media Rights Capital to "evaluate" the path forward for House of Cards. The sixth and final season of the Emmy-winning original series is currently on hiatus. The actor, who was dropped by his agent and publicist, is said to be seeking evaluation and treatment.

A forman barman working in London has come forward with further sexual harrasment allegations against Kevin Spacey. 

In a video interview with the BBC, Kris Nixon claimed that he was working at a bar that was a regular hangout for staff at the Old Vic theater, where Spacey was creative director. One night, he said, the actor came to the bar after a performance for a party, which then moved to his penthouse for an afterparty. 

"At the afterparty, I was sitting on a sofa with my then sort of girlfriend. She got up to get a drink, and Kevin Spacey sat down on the sofa next to me," Nixon said. "He asked if that was my girlfriend, then reached over, grabbed my penis and said, 'I could fuck you better than her.'"

Nixon claimed he promptly left the party, but was propositioned again in his pub a couple of weeks later, when Spacey confronted him in the basement stockroom.

"He reached forward, grabbed my waistband and said something to the effect of, 'I can make it up to you,' or, 'Let me make it up to you," Nixon said, adding that he pushed Spacey aside, later telling him "where to go" when he saw him back at the bar.

Nixon's claims add to a growing chorus of allegations against Spacey that have emerged since Oct. 29, when Star Trek: Discovery actor Rapp alleged that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him when he was 14 years old. Multiple House of Cards employees spoke to CNN, accusing their star and executive producer of inappropriate behavior. Harry Dreyfuss, the son of Richard Dreyfuss, claimed the actor groped him while his father was in the room. 

In wake of the claims, now totaling more than a dozen, Netflix has severed all ties with Spacey, including dropping the Gore Vidal biopic Gore that was set to be released in 2018. The streaming giant said it is working with production company Media Rights Capital to "evaluate" the path forward for House of Cards, which stars Robin Wright. The sixth and final season of the Emmy-winning original series is currently on hiatus. The actor, who was dropped by his agent and publicist, is said to be seeking evaluation and treatment.

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