Production on the 1995 movie “The Usual Suspects” was shut down for two days after Kevin Spacey was accused of “inappropriate sex action, ” actor Gabriel Byrne said on Sunday.
Byrne, who also performed in the Oscar-winning film, told the UK’s Sunday Times that Spacey was accused of sex wrongdoing by a younger performer that motivated the brief shutdown, but he didn’t know the extent of the situation.
“I mean, he was kind of a nonsense in that beings would say,’ That’s Kevin, ’ but none truly understood the penetration of his predations, ” Byrne said. “It was merely years later that we began to understand that[ filming] was closed down for a specific rationalization and that was because of inappropriate sex demeanor by Spacey.”
Byrne announced Spacey a bully, comparing him to disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and saying the both had “that element of ultimate abuse of power.”
Spacey went on to acquire an Oscar for better supporting actor in “The Usual Suspect.” Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollack, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri and Pete Postlethwaite likewise starred in the film.
Spacey has been accused of sex misbehavior by several gentlemen after Anthony Rapp first alleged he was subjected to unwanted sexual advances at persons under the age of 14 from the then-2 6-year-old “House of Cards” actor.
Netflix and Media Rights Capital announced on Monday it will resume production for the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” early next year without Spacey. Netflix severed ties with the 58 -year-old actor in early November.