Old Vic Theatre gets 20 complaints about Kevin Spacey

Kevin SpaceyThe Old Vic theater in London is apologizing following 20 personal testimonies with allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey, who spent 11 years as artistic director.

Since opening the complaints process on Oct. 31, the Old Vic has received a variety of allegations about Spacey, ranging from him making people feel uncomfortable to sexually inappropriate behavior. Three people told the Old Vic they had contacted the police, and 14 more complainants were told by investigators they should consider talking to police about their testimonies. Of the 20 individual allegations — all of them by men — 16 were from former Old Vic staff.

Lewis Silkin, the law firm used by the theater to conduct the investigation, said more than half of these allegations took place inside the Old Vic. The law firm also said there was no widespread knowledge of Spacey’s alleged behavior within the organization, and that with the exception of one claim, none of the reported incidents were brought to management.

Old Vic’s current artistic director Matthew Warchus said he has “genuine and deep sympathy for all those who have come forward.” Warchus added, “Everyone is entitled to work in an environment free from harassment and intimidation.”

Warchus also said, “The Old Vic is now actively engaged in the process of healing and the process of prevention.”

The Old Vic’s executive director Kate Varah said they have not spoken sooner because they didn’t want to rush out a statement. “We have not slept since this came out because we have been doing it in a robust, careful way,” Varah clarified.

According to the BBC, Spacey was invited to participate in the investigation, but did not respond. The investigation is ongoing in order to allow more victims to come forward. ~Hayley Michaud

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  1. Lee Mac • November 17, 2017 @ 11:15 AM

    FIRST

  2. Lee Mac • November 17, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

    I see ” Aids test Kits ” are a Big seller in
    Hollywood right now !
    oh i wonder why ?

  3. Joe • November 17, 2017 @ 5:09 PM

    Lets all play the victim here. All you are doing is creating fear in the American people.
    That is all this will do.
    This is the same old story over and over played by victims.
    Where are those who can forgive those who trespass us and move on to be more loving beings.
    The only way we will get out of this mess we have created for ourselves is to love one another.
    King James Version (KJV)
    Matthew 5:43-48

    43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

    44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

    46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

    47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

    48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

  4. Joanne • November 17, 2017 @ 5:32 PM

    Excuse me, but quoting King James is not going to stop disgusting people from sexually abusing others…getting them behind bars will!!!

  5. Rhonda Jackson • November 17, 2017 @ 10:44 PM

    They…Old Vic theater in London have been a and are a part of the problem! THEY Old Vic theater in London need to be held accountable for their roles in allowing this to happen!

  6. Me WhoElse • November 18, 2017 @ 4:53 AM

    JOE, YOU’RE A FREAK.Get some psychological help. I see you like to BLAME THE VICTIM. You are a very sick human being and not a true Godly person.Yes, lets be more loving to each other and allow pedophiles and perverts to have their way with the more vulnerable members of our society. All you are preaching with your bible thumping hipocracy is a society of anarchy. And yes, we used to be a society more like what you are preaching, the Catholic Priests were much more comfortable among brainwashed society when they were able to diddle little boys without impunity. Thank God for evolution. Amen.

  7. Lee Mac • November 18, 2017 @ 1:48 PM

    everyone with emotional problems from sexual abuse
    contact Joe
    seemingly he’s the expert!

  8. Sue King • November 18, 2017 @ 4:56 PM

    Gee Joe,
    Seems you skipped right over to the admission of guilt, remorse, contrition and attonement part!

  9. Ramon de Torres • November 19, 2017 @ 8:25 PM

    Me Whoelse sounds like you are a recovering victim yourself. I am a bible believer and I say that justice is what is required. So, forgive, but there must be justice to avenge those who were preyed upon by homosexual pedophiles.

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