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Former News Anchor Accuses Kevin Spacey of Assaulting Her 18-Year-Old Son

Heather Unruh
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He allegedly got him drunk, stuck his hand down the teen’s pants & groped his genitals.

More than a dozen men have come forward with allegations of sexual assault against House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey since news broke that he'd allegedly tried to seduce Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14-years-old. The allegations have spanned decades and most have involved victims who were teenagers.

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Now, a new allegation has been levied against Spacey that occurred last year with the 18-year-old son of former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh, who previously posted a cryptic tweet about Spacey in the aftermath of the Weinstein allegations. In an emotional news conference, she recounted the details of the alleged assault that ended with Spacey sticking his hand down the teen's pants and groping his genitals at a bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Unruh's son told her that, at the time, he had told Spacey he was legally old enough to drink and, upon hearing that, Spacey "bought him drink after drink after drink and when my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him." She continued that, after this, he invited the teen to a private after-party so they could continue drinking. It was at this point that a concerned bystander noticed what was happening and asked if Unruh's son was okay. When he told her that he was not okay, she says that the woman told her son to run away from Spacey.

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"Nothing could've prepared my son for how that sexual assault would make him feel as a man," she said at the news conference. "It harmed him and it cannot be undone." Along with the news conference, Unruh has also spoken to the Nantucket police department, who've opened a criminal investigation into the incident, according to the Boston Globe.

She also relayed a message to Kevin Spacey, saying:

"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. That was an appalling attempt to distract attention away from what you really are: a sexual predator. Your actions are criminal."

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