Former Channel 5 anchor Heather Unruh accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting her teenage son last year on Nantucket, recounting the alleged attack during an emotional news conference Wednesday that included a vivid description of the encounter.
In July 2016, Unruh said her then 18-year-old son was at The Club Car, where the “House of Cards” actor was among the late-night crowd in the dimly lit restaurant.
Her son was mesmerized by Spacey, 58, Unruh said, and told him he was old enough to drink.
What happened next, Unruh alleged, was criminal. She said Spacey purchased alcohol for her son until he was drunk and then stuck his hand inside the man’s pants and grabbed his genitals.
Police in Nantucket have opened an investigation into Spacey’s conduct, Unruh said, and she thinks he deserves to be in prison. Her message to the House of Cards actor, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of men was simple: “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.” Unruh first hinted at the accusation in a tweet that went viral after the first round of sexual-misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Unruh said the bravery of Weinstein’s victims inspired her family to come forward.