Kevin Spacey accused by second Hollywood figure of groping

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  • A second Hollywood figure has come forward Tuesday with sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey 
  • Tony Montana, a documentary filmmaker, says that the House of Cards star groped him in the Coronet Pub in Los Angeles in 2003 
  • ‘He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package,’ Montana says
  • Montana says he decided to come forward after he read about similar allegations made against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp 
  • Rapp alleged Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances toward him in 1986, when he was 14 
  • The accusations against Spacey and the resulting fallout prompted Netflix to suspend filming of the sixth season of House of Cards 

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A second Hollywood figure has come forward Tuesday with sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey

Tony Montana, a documentary filmmaker, says that the House of Cards star groped him in the Coronet Pub in Los Angeles in 2003.

He says he was in the bar working when Spacey showed up with a number of his friends. 

‘I went up to order a drink and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me,’ Montana tells Radar.

‘He was telling me to come with him, to leave the bar. He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.’

Montana alleges that a drunk Spacey told him: ‘This designates ownership.’

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Tony Montana

Tony Montana

A second Hollywood figure has come forward Tuesday with sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey (left). Tony Montana (right), a documentary filmmaker, says that the House of Cards star groped him in the Coronet Pub in Los Angeles in 2003

Montana says he was in the bar working when Spacey showed up with a number of his friends. The Coronet Pub in West Hollywood is seen in the above stock image

Montana says he was in the bar working when Spacey showed up with a number of his friends. The Coronet Pub in West Hollywood is seen in the above stock image

Montana says he was in the bar working when Spacey showed up with a number of his friends. The Coronet Pub in West Hollywood is seen in the above stock image

‘I put my hand down and turned his thumb back to get his hand off it,’ Montana said.

‘I paid for my drink and got away from him.’

But Montana says that the actor then followed him to the bathroom.

‘I backed him out the door and I pushed him,’ he says. 

‘One of his friends was in line and I said, “It’s time to take your boy home”. 

‘They all ended up leaving.’ 

Montana, who was in his thirties at the time of the incident, says the encounter was the last time he saw Spacey.

‘I never talked to anyone about it except for therapists,’ he tells Radar.

‘I had PTSD for six months after. It was an emasculating thing for someone to do to me. Whenever I went to the bar I would see if he was there or have my back against the wall.’

Montana says he decided to come forward after he read about similar allegations made against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp. 

Montana says he decided to come forward after he read about similar allegations made against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances toward him in 1986, when he was 14.

Montana says he decided to come forward after he read about similar allegations made against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances toward him in 1986, when he was 14.

Montana says he decided to come forward after he read about similar allegations made against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances toward him in 1986, when he was 14.

Rapp alleged Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances toward him in 1986, when he was 14. 

‘This wasn’t something people were talking about openly,’ Montana says. 

‘It still feels awkward. I still feel what I felt then. I put it into the back of my mind until I saw him come forward. 

‘When you’re trying to accomplish something in the industry, you have things that inspire you, that can help move you forward. 

‘You have set backs and haunted experiences. No matter what happens you have to keep going.’

Rapp’s allegations were first reported by BuzzFeed

Spacey responded by saying he doesn’t remember the alleged encounter but if he acted the way Rapp alleges, ‘I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.’ 

He also spoke publicly for the first time about being gay, which draw backlash from some observers as an attempt at deflection. 

The accusations against Spacey and the resulting fallout prompted Netflix to suspend filming of the sixth season of House of Cards.

Production on the final season of House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely following the underage sex assault claims against Spacey (pictured in the popular Netflix series above)

Production on the final season of House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely following the underage sex assault claims against Spacey (pictured in the popular Netflix series above)

Production on the final season of House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely following the underage sex assault claims against Spacey (pictured in the popular Netflix series above)

Netflix and the show’s producer Media Rights Capital had already decided to end the series at the end of the current season but on Tuesday they chose to pause the production, which is filmed in Baltimore, ‘to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.’

Spacey was not scheduled to work that day.

The Academy Award-winning actor is the latest Hollywood figure to be named in widening allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in entertainment, media and other industries.

The avalanche of allegations began earlier this month after The New York Times published a story alleging that producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed numerous women.

The fallout for Spacey also included the loss of an award he was going to get later this month by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 

The group says ‘it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award,’ which is to honor ‘an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch humanity.’ 

Spacey was to get it at a gala on Nov. 20 in New York City. Past recipients include Steven Spielberg, Shonda Rhimes and JJ Abrams.

A release date for the final House of Cards episodes has yet to be announced. 

Netflix is developing a possible spinoff of the award-winning drama that helped put the streaming service on the TV series map.

Earlier Tuesday, British media reported that police have widened their investigation into sexual assault claims against Weinstein.

The Independent newspaper, Press Association and Sky News say London’s Metropolitan Police is now investigating allegations against Weinstein by seven women over incidents that reportedly took place from the 1980s to 2015. Weinstein is also being investigated by police in New York and Los Angeles.

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