American actor Kevin Spacey is reportedly seeking treatment after sexual misconduct allegations set social media alight.
According to Deadline, a representative for the House of Cards actor said "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time."
Spacey came out as gay while addressing allegations of sexual misconduct laid against him by fellow actor, Anthony Rapp.
Rapp accused Spacey of an incident that reportedly took place at Spacey’s house in 1986. Spacey was 26 at the time and Rapp 14-years-old.
Spacey issued a statement via Twitter, addressing the matter.
In the statement, Spacey said that he respected Rapp as an actor and is “beyond horrified” after hearing his allegations.
“I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate, drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
Another Hollywood figure also stepped forward and accused Spacey of groping him in a bar.
Documentary filmmaker Tony Montana claims that Spacey allegedly groped him at a pub in Los Angeles in 2003.
In an interview with Radar, Montana said that Spacey entered the Coronet Pub with a group of his friends. He claims Spacey approached him while he was standing at the bar.
I went up to order a drink and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me. 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 said he decided to speak about the incident publicly after hearing about Anthony Rapp's allegations against the actor.