A judge in London was told that Kevin Spacey was a “predator” who would attack one of his accusers when the two were left alone.
One of the four men who have accused the actor of sexual assaults that occurred in the UK between 2001 and 2013 testified at the actor’s trial.
The man allegedly swerved off the road after being groped so hard while driving once, according to testimony given in court.
All 12 counts against Spacey have been met with a plea of not guilty.
The 63-year-old listened in the dock at Southwark Crown Court as the trial’s first witness described the alleged abuse, which is related to seven of the allegations against him.
Before the guy – who enjoys lifetime anonymity under UK law due to the nature of the charges – was questioned in court by Spacey’s attorney, jurors were shown a recording of the first complainant’s police interview.
According to the individual, Spacey allegedly raped him up to 12 times while they were “in a car or in a lift, any time we became alone.”
“Multiple occasions he would try and grope me,” he said.
He claimed that over the course of several years, Spacey’s actions changed from being “eerie and awkward” to actual groping, with the actor “laughing it off and changing the subject.”
The accuser stated that Spacey began making him feel uncomfortable a few weeks after they initially met, and he went on to claim, “Right from the get-go I would say he was grooming me.”
He continued by saying that Mr. Spacey had assured him that he could connect him with A-list celebrities.
The complainant stated that he would make it obvious that Spacey’s actions were inappropriate, but he thought that the actor “was getting more excited by this” while he was being touched.