When Spacey left to use the restroom, a concerned bystander, a woman, asked Unruh's son if he was OK, Unruh said. She contacted police at the time of the alleged incident, but her son did not feel comfortable coming forward. He knew the kind of attention that would result from making an accusation about such a public person.
Heather Unruh, a former anchor at television station WCVB, told reporters Wednesday that Spacey bought her "starstruck" then 18-year-old son "drink after drink after drink" at a crowded restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in July 2016, and then "stuck his hand inside my son's trousers and grabbed his genitals". Unruh has been tweeting for weeks about the sexual harassment and assault scandals in Hollywood, starting with investigations into Harvey Weinstein. "Kevin Spacey bought him drink after drink", Unruh said at a press conference.
Heather Unruh said her son, who was 18 at the time, was "star struck" during a chance encounter with Spacey at Club Car Restaurant's crowded bar in July 2016. The "House of Cards" star was there, too, and he stuck his hand in her son's trousers and grabbed his genitals, Unruh said. But now, she added, "he's committed to doing what he can to stop Kevin Spacey from victimizing anyone else".
Unruh went on to say that her son did not report the crime to the police, but he did tell her and other family members about the assault immediately after. "There are a lot of people who hide behind keyboards and say really ugly things". He said his client spoke with Nantucket police last week, and they are conducting a criminal investigation.
Talese took particular issue with actor Anthony Rapp, the first of many to come forward publicly against Spacey. She said police on Nantucket island in MA are now investigating a report the young man has filed.
The 58-year-old "House of Cards" star had previously recorded a segment for the special that will celebrate "The Carol Burnett" show.
Multiple men have accused Mr Spacey of sexual harassment or assault. However, she hinted that Spacey had assaulted a woman as she told the paper that Spacey had "plied her with booze".
"The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me- #truth time", she tweeted. Time the dominoes fell'.
He said in a statement: 'But if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior'.
As the allegations against Spacey continued to surface, Unruh has shown her support for Rapp and the other victims on Twitter.
Netflix has since cut ties with Spacey amid the mounting sexual abuse allegations.