By Nancy Dillon / New York Daily News
A former Boston news anchor says Kevin Spacey stuck his hand down the pants of her 18-year-old straight son and grabbed his genitals at a club on Nantucket Island last year.
Heather Unruh said her son suffered “tremendous anger and anxiety” after the surprise attack and went to police last week to fill out a report and hand over undisclosed “evidence.”
“A criminal investigation has begun,” she said, calling Spacey a “sexual predator.”
“I want to see Kevin Spacey go to jail. I want to see Kevin Spacey have the hand of justice come down on him, not just for my son, but for the many others who have yet to speak their truth,” she said.
Unruh said that after the alleged assault, Spacey pressed her stunned son to go to a private after-party with him.
She said an unidentified woman noticed her son was in distress, approached the teen and urged him to run, which he did.
Representatives for Spacey did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Unruh spoke to Nantucket’s sheriff shortly after the attack, but her son wasn’t emotionally ready at the time to publicly accuse Spacey of sexual assault, she said.
“Nothing could have prepared my son for how that sexual assault would make him feel,” she said. “It harmed him, and it cannot be undone.”
She said her son was “scared,” and that it wasn’t until the recent wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood heavyweights that she posted a cryptic Twitter message accusing Spacey of misconduct.
When “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making inappropriate sexual advances toward him when he was just 14 years old, Unruh’s son, now a college sophomore, became “committed to stopping Kevin Spacey,” she said.
Speaking at a press conference with her lawyer Mitchell Garabedian on Wednesday, Unruh slammed Spacey, 58, for coming out as gay in his recent apology to Rapp, 46.
“Shame on you for what you did to my son, and shame on you for using your apology to Anthony Rapp to come out as a gay man. That was an appalling attempt to deflect attention away from what you really are — a sexual predator. Your actions are criminal,” she said.
The Oscar winner who recently hosted the Tony Awards and was the lead actor on the now-canceled Netflix hit “House of Cards” is reportedly seeking treatment at an undisclosed location.