November 2, 2017 at 12:52 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
Kevin Spacey seeks treatment as sexual misconduct allegations grow
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Kevin Spacey came out as gay this week after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to ‘seduce’ him at age 14. (Photo by Vonora; courtesy Bigstock)

Kevin Spacey is seeking treatment in the wake of numerous sexual misconduct allegations.

“Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time,” a spokesperson for Spacey said in a statement. 

The type of treatment Spacey is receiving was not disclosed.

Spacey came out as gay after actor Anthony Rapp claimed in a BuzzFeed interview that the “House of Cards” star sexually harassed him when he was 14 years old. More men have come forward with sexual harassment allegations including filmmaker Tony Montana, Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos and an anonymous actor.

Daniel Beal, a British barman, has also come forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against Spacey. Beal told the Sun that while on a cigarette break Spacey allegedly flashed him his genitals. Beal was 19 years old at the time.

“He said ‘It’s big, isn’t it?’ He leaned over and tried to pull my hand towards it. I went back inside,” Beal told the Sun.

Beal says that Spacey also went back into the bar and tried to give him a Swiss watch.

“I thought he was joking but he took off his watch and gave it to me,” Beal says. “Looking back I realize it was to keep me quiet.”

Spacey has faced tremendous backlash for the allegations and for choosing to come out as gay in response to Rapp’s BuzzFeed interview. The International Academy announced it will not honor Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award as planned.

Filming on “House of Cards” has also been suspended. Netflix announced the upcoming sixth season will be the series’ last, although the streaming service says the decision came before Rapp’s allegation.

Production on Spacey’s upcoming Netflix film “Gore” may also be put on hold.

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