US actor Kevin Spacey is to be erased from a completed Hollywood film after revelations emerged about his predatory sexual behaviour.
Just weeks before the scheduled December release of ‘All the Money in the World’ – a film depicting the infamous 1973 mafia kidnapping of John Paul Getty III – director Ridley Scott has said he is prepared to re-film all the sequences featuring Spacey, replacing him with Christopher Plummer.
The movie was due to premiere at the American Film Institute’s annual festival in Los Angeles in mid-November, but Sony withdrew it after allegations surfaced about Spacey’s sexual conduct.
Spacey, who filmed all his scenes as billionaire industrialist John Paul Getty before the accusations against him were made public, has also been dropped by his talent agency and publicist, and had production of the popular Netflix series House of Cards suspended.
He is accused of sexual harassment and assault by numourous people.
Journalist Heather Unruh claims her son was assaulted by Spacey.
She said the Oscar-winning actor bought him drinks and forced himself upon the 18-year-old.
She said: “It wasn’t until Kevin Spacey put his hands inside his pants that he really knew he was in trouble. Absolutely there was no consent.”
The teenager managed to escape while Spacey used the bathroom. He called his mother at around midnight.
“He said to me, “Mom Kevin Spacey tried to rape me,” Unruh told reporters.
A criminal investigation into the allegations is now underway, and Spacey’s representatives say the actor is seeking unspecified treatment.