Last month we published several rumors about Spacey’s behavior toward men. We got an earful from his fans, whose general argument was: Everyone knows already, and Spacey likes his privacy—so why are you bringing that up? But it appears that the actor is not as circumspect, or genteel, as these reactions suggest. To the young men he encounters, in fact, Spacey may be one of the most aggressive and boundary-challenged players in Hollywood.
Below are 13 tales, lightly edited for clarity, that we received in the weeks since our previous post went up. Have your own Kevin Spacey story, or heard one from a friend? Throw it in the comments below, or send us an email. We’re particularly interested in any stories from the House of Cards set, where (judging from our tips inbox) our last post has been making the rounds.
1. Sundance (via email)
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:57 PM
Subject: Kevin Spacey @ Sundance.
I'll get right to it.
I was at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003. For a small-town boy, this was a big deal, and I was awed on a near-hourly basis in Park City. On the third night, at a vodka-sponsored soiree, I felt a hand on my bum at the martini bar. I turn around to see—you guessed it—Kaiser Soze.
I didn’t really have my wits about me at this point; I was more starstruck than uncomfortable, and simply smiled politely and passed him a drink from the free bar. He followed me around the room and asked me to a private after-party: ‘Give me your name, and I'll put it with mine—you’ll get in.’ So I did, like a drunk kid hands over his ID to the cops without question.
The after party—a swanky affair with fountains of chocolate and Cirque dancers in neon-tards—ended with me leaving a little shaken (after the first round of drinks and appetizers) when he and a portly agent friend strongly suggested I should be the support beam in their Eiffel Tower...if you smell what I'm cooking.
And there you have it.
2. Chicago (via email)
Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 12:05 AM
Subject: Kevin Spacey is Gay
In the spring of 2014, I was working as a waiter at a fancy bar/restaurant in Chicago’s Gold Coast and a coworker of mine had a very intriguing encounter with Mr. Spacey. It was not unusual at all for celebrities to come into the place where I worked. I have taken care of Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, B.J. Armstrong, Warren Buffet, and various other big names, but the one time Kevin Spacey came in was different.
I wasn’t scheduled on the night that Spacey came in but my friend, L., filled me in the next morning on what was a luxurious and eye opening night with Kevin Spacey. For the record, L. showed up 5 hours later for his 8 a.m. shift the following day and looked like he had been up doing cocaine for days.
So the story begins with Kevin Spacey being in the restaurant and of course everyone is aware of that and everyone is making damn sure to make him feel uncomfortable. I feel bad for celebrities when I see how much disruption they receive while doing such ordinary things, that shit must get old after a while…but then again I don’t feel bad because I am slaving away for a tip that these people wouldn’t pick up off the street because it wouldn't be worth their time. I digress.
The storyteller, L., is the lucky server who happened to have the section that Spacey is seated at. Now L. is a pretty smooth guy and fits the server mold quite well so when he told me that Kevin Spacey invited him to come out with him after work I wasn't all that surprised because of L.’s natural charm and that I had heard that Kevin Spacey is just a really fucking nice guy.
The rest of the story isn’t anything too exciting. Just typical going out to high end clubs and partying it up on Spacey’s dime. This story culminates when I start to notice a bit of a tinge in L.’s facial expressions as he goes into the next part of his story. He explains that at the end of the night Spacey invited my coworker L. and some of the other people they were with back to his suite at the Ritz Carlton for an after party. And after a a short while Spacey eventually asked that everyone leave besides L.
My eyes lit up at this point. I stopped him right there. “Did Kevin Spacey try to bang you last night?” I asked with the utmost curiosity.
“He did try to bang me….I thanked him for the nice evening and left,” said L.
P.S. I am 22 years old and do not question my heterosexuality whatsoever, but if Kevin Spacey tried to bang me, I’d be out and back in the door with a tube of Astroglide before he could even take off his belt off.
3. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (via email)
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 6:42 PM
When Kevin Spacey was in Savannah filming Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, he was staying in an old firehouse converted into a somewhat chic urban dwelling. Parquet marble floors, etc. Anyway, he frequently went to the gay bar, which in all fairness was the only place to hear decent music or get blow, and a lot of the cast/crew went there. It was also convenient to where most of them were staying and the shooting downtown.
Spacey would take home small groups of attractive boys/girls, and they would hang by the very enclosed pool, but as the night grew, the crowd would shrink to Kevin and the boys....
He was an excellent tenant, and left the place immaculate.
Also, my mother was an extra on the film, and was seated with him at lunch one day. She said he was delightful. So was the lunch.
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: spacey
Interesting. You ever hear about what he did with the boys?
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: spacey
Nope. Apparently it was all very discreet—anything that happened was behind closed doors. The boys (and girls) were all very young. Mostly students from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
4. Harvard (via email)
Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:36 PM
Subject: Spacey: Harvard Edition
This was back in 1998/1999. A friend of mine was an undergrad at Harvard and Kevin Spacey was on campus for an event of some sort. She was out at a bar with her gay friend afterwards and Spacey sidled up to the guy. He (reportedly) asked the guy if he was down for a blow job. He fit Spacey's profile: a twink in his early twenties. My friend said he was very forward and didn’t waste too much time with small talk. She said something about him creeped them both out and they hustled out of the bar.
5. The Shipping News (via email)
Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:04 AM
Subject: (No Subject)
Friend worked on The Shipping News and described how they had to hush up a car accident that happened when Spacey hit on a local guy that was giving him a ride home. Apparently Spacey has a thing for straight guys. I met Spacey on the set and he was a real nasty piece of work. I remember Judy Dench in particular thinking he was a dick.
I have a friend who used to work for one of the big studios, and she had the misfortune to work on a Spacey film once. He repeatedly propositioned one of the PAs so relentlessly that they actually had to reassign the kid to another project, and then Spacey just started in on someone else. She said they eventually just made sure any “underling” position that came into contact with Spacey was staffed by a woman or an older guy—he just basically assumed he was entitled to young, decent-looking guy he had any power over on the set, straight or gay.
Responses on Defamer:
My friend who works in film told me literally the exact same story just a couple of weeks ago—I wonder if it was the same film/PA or if its happened multiple times.
Interesting! My story (or my friend’s story, rather) is from more than a decade ago—it’s been long enough that I don't remember the exact year, but I’m guessing 2002 or 2003. From the way she described his behavior, though, it wouldn't surprise me at all if that's just his MO—she said he was completely lecherous and predatory from the moment he walked on set. I should add that my friend worked for the studio for years, and worked with a lot of A-listers, and she generally wasn’t one to tell tales out of school, as much as I’d have liked her to. She was just incredibly disgusted with Spacey’s entitlement and complete lack of professionalism when it came to people he thought himself above.
About 5 years ago I was in NYC and I was trying to track down a friend who was also in town. I sent him a text asking where he was and he replied with the bar name, and added “Kevin Spacey is here and he has his hand on my thigh.”
Years later I had a boss who used to produce movies and was friends with Spacey. I told him the story and my boss laughed and gave a description of what he thought my friend probably looked like. It was pretty accurate. Apparently Kevin has a type. [When asked to describe Spacey’s type, the author of this item responded: “Tall, tan, dark curly hair, athletic.”]
8. Washington, D.C. (via email)
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:12 PM
Subject: Spacey story
This isn’t mine, but a friends:
My friend is a manager at a new-ish, really trendy restaurant on the 14th St corridor in DC. He said K-Space has been in several times for dinner (I assume he spends time down here for House of Cards) and said he is pretty flamboyantly gay when he is just being his big ole gay self. My friend also claims that his (male) friend and K-Space bang on the regular, and Spacey cut him a $10,000 check. My friend did not see the actual check, but he was doubting his friend’s story so the dude pulled up his bank account balance on his phone to confirm it.
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: Spacey story
Very interesting. Which restaurant (if you can say)?
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: Spacey story
My friend was a manager at Le Diplomate (I don’t mind saying because he doesn’t work there anymore). Don’t wanna say which restaurant the other guy involved works at because I don’t know him—but I will say it’s in Dupont Circle and is very gay-centric, in terms of staff and clientele. I mean obviously, it’s in Dupont.
My mom’s ex-boyfriend was sitting at a hotel bar in Manhattan and Spacey started chatting him up. My mom's ex said that after only about 20 mins Spacey began rubbing his knee (while engaging in completely benign conversation) before inviting him to a “private party.” Not sure what he meant by “private party” but my mom’s ex politely declined.
10. Hollywood Athletic (via email)
Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:24 PM
Subject: Kevin Spacey is Gay - My Story
I know for a fact that Kevin Spacey is gay. I was a bouncer at the Hollywood Athletic Club, which is basically a huge facility off Sunset that hosts several different clubs at once. Kevin was one of the Exec. Producers for a film having a “wrap party” called “The United States of Leland.” Chris Klein and the entire cast and crew were at this party. I was at the door/red carpet entrance the entire night with the list and saw everyone who came and went.
Sometime during the evening a young 19 year old came to my rope line, he wanted in, I said no of course, he was underage. Then he asked for CeCe, the girl who organized the event. I called inside, she came down, he told her who he was, she then looked at me and said that the kid was a personal guest of Kevin Spacey, but I’m not sure. After some arguing between CeCe and myself, I finally let the kid in.
Then about 20 min later Kevin Spacey comes out, with the kid in tow, goes to the back of the parking lot to which the club door spilled out on, to a green mustang rag top. They both get in, Kevin sat in the passenger seat and the kid got in the driver seat. After about 5 minutes, I saw the kid lean over head first into the passenger seat. I knew something dirty was going down so I walked away from the door/rope area because the parking lot and outside were completely dead at this point, everyone was inside. As I got closer I could see, even with the windows partially steamed up, the kids head going up and down in Kevin’s lap and his head back on the seat rest and his eyes closed. Dude was legit getting a BJ from a 19 year old kid. This was around ’03-’04, time frame. I had a camera phone on me at that time and could’ve taken a pic and sold it for a nice stack of cash, but I’m just not that kind of guy really. So, I didn’t. I just walked back to the door and chalked it up as another one of my really interesting Hollywood stories. So, yeah. Kevin Spacey is gay or bi? But I’ve NEVER seen him out in LA with a woman, and I used to spot him at local spot off of Franklin & Bronson in Hollywood quite a bit. So Kevin needs to stop bullshittin’ and just come out of the closet.
11. House of Cards — 1 (via email)
(Ed. note: From original post)
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM
Subject: Kevin Spacey
Another to add to the list—my friend’s uncle works on the production team of House of Cards in D.C., and told my friend recently that Spacey regularly solicits the young (early 20s), male crew members for sex in his trailer. Specifically, the uncle explained to my friend that Spacey “demands” it...whatever that means.
12. House of Cards — 2 (via email)
Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM
Subject: Kevin Spacey story
I can back up the "House of Cards" story. A good buddy of mine also works on the production team and has told me several stories about Spacey harassing the male PAs on set, pretending to blow the boom microphone, etc. He also likes to smoke a ton of pot with David Fincher.
Please keep this anonymous, thanks.
Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: Kevin Spacey story
Interesting. Any specific details about those stories?
Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: Kevin Spacey story
One P.A. was repeatedly harassed to go on a weekend trip on Spacey’s boat. After he refused the P.A. was let go. That’s the one that sticks out, but my friend loves to talk about how much of a creep that Spacey is.
13. House of Cards — 3 (via email)
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 6:48 PM
Subject: Kevin Spacey
I’m a little conflicted about gossiping about his sexuality but I do have some first hand experience so here goes… Spacey has spent a lot of time in Baltimore filming House of Cards and I got to meet him at an event in Annapolis.
Firstly, he was super nice and friendly. He was there to get votes (for more tax credits) so his job that night was to schmooze everyone, but he took the time to have a legit conversation with literally every person in the packed bar. I mean even the little interns such as myself. However, I will say that he spent the most time talking to a handsome young student who was enrolled in a local private high school ( I eavesdropped hard for this). The boy’s mom was also there so nothing too flirty, but Spacey was obviously into the kid, talking to him about his Latin studies, lacrosse practices, theatre, etc. etc. I mean the kid was hot….
Anyway, I also know the owners of a local bar that was used for the filming of HOC and the owner's son is a lax bro at a nearby college…I've heard Spacey was VERY flirty with that kid. Considering these stories together, it seems that if Spacey is gay (and, honestly, who the hell cares anyway? You do Oscar-winning you, Spacey!) he definitely has a type. Go Maryland lacrosse!
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