Kevin Spacey can now add royalty to his growing list of accusers.
Last Tuesday the former prince of Norway accused the actor of groping him at the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony according to Daily Mail.
Ari Behn became royalty after he married Princess Märtha Louise of the Norwegian royal family in 2002. Five years later, Behn attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo along with Princess Märtha. At one point, Kevin Spacey came up and sat down next to him to strike up a conversation.
“We had a nice conversation, he sat next to me,” Behn revealed to Norwegian radio station P4. “After five minutes, he says, ‘Hey, let's go out and have a cigarette,’ and then he touched me right on the balls under the table.”
Surprised by the forwardness of the Academy Award-winning actor, Behn could only manage "eh, maybe later?" Behn is a lifelong non-smoker.
Kevin Spacey has been accused by dozens of men of sexual assault since the initial allegation was made by actor Anthony Rapp. Following the Weinstein scandal, Rapp took to Twitter to share his experience of how Spacey drunkenly tossed him onto a bed and collapsed on top of him, clearly intending to molest him. Rapp was 14-years-old at the time.
Subsequent to Rapp’s story, 15 others came forward to accuse the Spacey of sexual assault, often while they were still underage. Those accusing Spacey included journalist Heather Unruh’s son, filmmaker Tony Montana, actor Roberto Cavazos, Richard Dreyfuss' son Harry, as well as various members of the House of Cards staff. One man, who wished to remain anonymous, went as far as accusing Spacey of raping him when he was 15.
Since then, Hollywood has abandoned its former darling so drastically it’s unknown if he’ll ever work again. Netflix responded to the allegations by severing all ties with the actor, removing him from the cast of House of Cards and shortening the fifth and final season from 13 episodes to 8. Netflix also announced that the Gore Vidal biopic that Spacey had starred in would no longer be released.
The actor’s woes didn’t stop there. Spacey's role as J. Paul Getty in the biographical film All the Money in the World was also cut, with the studio reshooting all of Spacey's scenes with Christopher Plummer. Finally, on Nov. 1, 2017, Spacey talent agency and agent both dropped him as he checked himself in for “evaluation and treatment”.