The latest developments:
Kevin Spacey plans to 'seek evaluation and treatment'
On Wednesday night, Spacey's representative Staci Wolfe shared this statement: "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time,” she told USA TODAY.
Netflix and Media Rights Capital, which produces his series House of Cards, followed that statement with its own, saying, "We view Kevin seeking treatment as a positive step. We continue to take this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the production."
On Tuesday, Netflix announced it would shut down production of the sixth and final season of Cards "until further notice." Netflix also is in post-production on Gore, a biopic of writer Gore Vidal, that had been scheduled for release in 2018.
Filmmaker Tony Montana says Spacey "grabbed my whole package" in bar in 2003
Another accuser of Spacey has come forward, filmmaker Tony Montana, who says a drunken Spacey confronted him in 2003 at a trendy Los Angeles pub, groping his genitals and telling him, "This designates ownership."
"He grabbed my whole package, he grabbed me hard; no one had ever done that to me," Montana told USA TODAY, speaking from Seattle where he is shooting a movie about a Hollywood director spinning out of control and forced to face his demons.
Montana was surprised to see Spacey, whom he recognized but had never seen before in the Coronet Pub, a hangout for some Hollywood types at the time. Montana said he had never heard any stories of Spacey taking such licenses.
"(Spacey's behavior) didn't matter to me until he grabbed me because I'm straight," Montana said.
Montana, then in his 30s, pushed his hand away (turning Spacey's thumb back in a martial-arts move). Then Spacey, whom he described as being falling-down drunk, followed him into the bathroom and practically fell on him.
"I pushed him back, backed him out of the bathroom and told his friends, 'Time to take your boy home,' " Montana said.
He never said anything publicly about his Spacey encounter, in part for an ironic reason.
At the time, Montana was working on a documentary, 2003's Overnight, about filmmaker Troy Duffy, who'd been blacklisted by Harvey Weinstein, and was afraid that if he spoke up about Spacey, the mogul might find out about the project and threaten his chances of getting it made or released.
“I couldn’t tell anyone what I was doing lest it get back to Harvey and he'd sue me before I could get insurance (for the film)," Montana says. "And I was reluctant because I thought nothing would come of it."
Although people in the bar saw his reaction and saw him grab Spacey's hand, he didn't think anyone would confirm his story. At the time, he says, everyone in Hollywood knew not to talk negatively about "certain people in the industry, particularly if they were carrying their sexuality close to the vest ... People just wouldn’t say anything, they would talk among their friends and (compare) the same stories."
So he said nothing. Instead, he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder as a result, and eventually went on with his career. Then Anthony Rapp made his explosive allegation against Spacey Sunday night.
"I went, 'he did it to somebody else,' " says Montana, who says he isn't seeking money or an apology from Spacey. After the Weinstein scandal broke, "People were feeling free to speak ... I thought I need to come forward with this ... If Anthony had not come forward, I would not have — I would have kept it to myself forever."
Montana credits Rapp but he also points to the involvement of Weinstein. "He is the haunting figure in all this," Montana says. Spacey may be tormented, too, he says. "Things that happened 30 years ago or 14 years ago, they can come back to haunt you."
Still, he points out, Weinstein's career and power have been destroyed, all in about five days. Spacey may yet survive, he says, partly because he's far more likable than Weinstein ever was. He speculates that Spacey's comeback chances will be better if he goes public with a proper mix of contrition and humor at his own expense.
"He has a high likeability factor, people liked House of Cards, they've always liked him," Montana says.
A request for comment from Spacey's reps was not immediately returned.
BBC publishes account of anonymous accuser
Joining Rapp and Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who came forward with similar allegations Tuesday, is an anonymous man identified by the BBC as John.
In an interview with the news outlet's Victoria Derbyshire published Wednesday, the man described a weekend he allegedly spent with Spacey in New York in the 1980s as a teen.
John said he initially perceived Spacey as "charming and brotherly," but, on the first night, Spacey invited John into his bed. John instead opted for the sofa.
"We went to sleep," John recounted. "He was sobbing from his bed, which I knew enough to know that that was likely meant to get me to respond in some way, which I didn't. I just sort of tried to make it through the evening."
"In the morning," John continued, "I woke up and his head was on my stomach and his arms were wrapped around my torso very affectionately, I would suppose."
John said that while he was wearing clothes, Spacey was in his underwear.
"(It) certainly wasn't aggressive but it was affectionate and certainly not something I was comfortable with as a heterosexual male," John said, "but not something I was gonna jump out a window over."
USA TODAY has not independently verified the BBC report. A request for comment from Spacey's reps was not immediately answered.
Spacey addressed Rapp's allegations via Twitter Sunday explaining that though he did not "remember the encounter" he owes Rapp "the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."
In the statement, Spacey also took the opportunity to come out "as a gay man."
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Contributing: Carly Mallenbaum