Former Channel 5 anchor Heather Unruh is expected to speak at a news conference in Boston Wednesday to accuse actor Kevin Spacey of sexual abusing her family member.
Heather Unruh told reporters Wednesday that the actor stuck his hand down her son's trousers and grabbed his genitals while the two of them were at the Club Car Restaurant in July 2016.
Mitchell Garabedian, Unruh's son's lawyer, attended the news conference and said Spacey was within the statute of limitations for both civil and criminal claims. She said Spacey bought her son "drink, after drink, after drink", and when he was drunk, Spacey stuck his hand inside her son's trousers and grabbed her son's genitals.
The teenager had lied to Mr Spacey about his age, she said, but "whether he was over 21 or not, Kevin Spacey had no right to sexually assault him".
Unruh said her son did not report Spacey immediately because of "embarrassment and fear". Nantucket Chief of Police William Pittman said he will not comment on or confirm any investigation regarding Spacey or any other possible sexual assault investigation citing MA law regarding victim privacy.
Unruh made her damaging claims more than two weeks before Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp got an apology after he said the actor, then 26, tried to seduce him when he was just 14.
"There was no consent", she said. "I don't know how much she saw", the former news anchor said. "I want to see Kevin Spacey have the hand of justice come down on him".
Allegations of misconduct by Spacey, star of Netflix's House of Cards, began October 29, after actor Anthony Rapp disclosed to Buzzfeed that the Oscar-winner had made sexual advances on Rapp when he was just 14 years old. That was an appalling attempt to deflect attention from what you really are - a sexual predator.
"Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment", said the representative in a statement. "No other information is available at this time".
Shortly after Rapp's allegations, Netflix announced that production of season six for "House of Cards" was suspended. "We will continue to work with [production company] MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show".