Former Boston television news 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, the Boston Globe reports. In July 2016, Unruh said, her then-18-year-old son was at a dimly lit restaurant where the “House of Cards” actor was among the late-night crowd. Her son was mesmerized by Spacey, 58, Unruh said, and told him he was old enough to drink.
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. Unruh’s allegations are the latest to be lodged against Spacey since last month, when actor Anthony Rapp said the movie and television star had made an unwanted sexual advance toward him in the 1980s. Spacey was 26 at the time and Rapp was 14. Unruh said her son, now a 19-year-old college sophomore, reported the incident to Nantucket police last week and provided evidence to investigators. District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said prosecutors have contacted the lawyer for Unruh’s son but haven’t heard back. “We don’t do things by press conference,” O’Keefe said. Unruh said Spacey should go to prison and asked a woman who went to her son’s aid to come forward. Unruh’s son could face scrutiny if Spacey is prosecuted. “I think he can definitely expect to have to explain the fact that he was drinking and underage,” said Colby Bruno of the Boston-based Victim Rights Law Center, an advocacy group for sexual assault victims.