LOS ANGELES, Nov 6 — Following Kevin Spacey’s sex scandal revelation, Richard Dreyfuss’ son Harry has stepped forward to talk about he too was subject to an assault by Spacey.
In an essay he published by BuzzFeed, Harry revealed that he was groped by Spacey when he was just 18, while his dad was in the same room.
Harry alleges that the incident took place in London while his father was rehearsing lines with Spacey for the play Complicit. The three of them were reading the script when Spacey allegedly put his hands on Harry’s thigh.
“It happened one night when the three of us were alone in Kevin’s apartment rehearsing my father’s lines. My father didn’t see, and I didn’t tell him about the incident for many years,” he wrote.
“Finally (finally, finally) I became suspicious. It took that long because it just never occurred to me that Kevin would be interested in me in the first place. He was an adult man, a hero of mine, my dad’s boss, none of which were categories on my radar for sexual interactions. Besides, I thought, ‘Surely he can’t be coming on to me like this right in front of my dad.’ But his hand stayed there,” he wrote.
Harry claimed that he tried to get away from Spacey twice but he followed him and placed his hand on his thigh once again.
“Once again Kevin followed me, sat down, and with considerable effort, slid his hand between my right hand and my right leg. Over the course of about 20 seconds, centimetre by centimetre, Kevin crawled his hand from my thigh over toward my crotch. My mind went blank. Suddenly, he had completed his journey and now he had all of me in his hand.
“I stopped reading the script and my eyes went wide. I lifted up my head and faced him. Looking into his eyes, I gave the most meagre shake of my head that I could manage.”
Richard Dreyfuss lauded his son in a tweet for telling the painful story and expressed how proud he is of him for coming forward.
— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) November 5, 2017