Los Angeles Times: A new doc contains fresh allegations against Kevin Spacey. Our takeaways from ‘Spacey Unmasked’

In October 2017, the same month that a New York Times investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein set off the #MeToo movement, actor Anthony Rapp, emboldened by the outpouring of stories, publicly accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance on him in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey swiftly responded on social media that he did not recall the incident, “But if I did behave then as he describes, [I] owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior and I am sorry for the feelings he has described carrying with him all these years.”

Since then, the Oscar and Emmy winner, whose credits include “The Usual Suspects,” “American Beauty” and “House of Cards,” has faced allegations of sexual assault and misconduct from numerous other men and lost a $31 million judgment to “House of Cards” production company MRC for violating the company’s sexual harassment policy. (Spacey was found not liable in Rapp’s federal civil suit against him, and a London jury in July 2023 acquitted Spacey on nine criminal counts of sexual assault and indecent assault; as of Tuesday, it appears that a civil suit by one of the complainants in that case will proceed to trial.)

Now, “Spacey Unmasked,” a two-part documentary that arrives Monday on Max and Investigation Discovery after premiering on the U.K.’s Channel 4, details allegations from 10 men who were not involved in the London criminal case. Each accuser, identified (except for actor Travis Aaron Wade) only by their first names, shares his story, often in terms eerily similar to the language used at trial — describing Spacey as “soulless,” “cold,” and “inhuman” during and after the alleged assaults.

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