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On Monday, Broadway actor, Anthony Rapp, claimed Kevin Spacey tried to seduce him when he was just 14-years-old.

Since then, the House of Cards actor has issued an apology, come out as gay, and has been dropped by Netflix.

In the week that followed Rapp's allegations, a number of other men came forward claiming Spacey had acted inappropriately toward them, the latest of whom is Richard Dreyfuss' son, Harry.

Richard is an American actor/ writer, best known for his roles in Jaws, Stand By Me and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In a piece written for Buzzfeed News, Harry Dreyfuss explained what happened the night the alleged incident took place.

“When I was an 18-year-old senior in high school, Kevin Spacey groped me,” he revealed.

“It happened one night when the three of us were alone in Kevin’s apartment rehearsing my father’s lines. My father didn’t see, and I didn’t tell him about the incident for many years. Instead, I spent the next nine years telling people the story at parties for laughs.”

He describes how he did not want to alert his father because Spacey was his boss at the time.

Harry went on to explain how, as he began to share his story with more and more people, he realised just how common these types of incidents were.

“Often, they would respond by saying, “I know a guy that that happened to as well.” The victims in many of these stories were often young men.”

“All of these responses made me realize there wasn’t anything funny about my story. It wasn’t a joke,” he added.

The 27-year-old admits that although he had his reservations about coming forward, the recent string of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and indeed the other victims who have spoken out against Kevin Spacey, inspired him to do so.

“I came to see how important it is to add my voice to the people who are demanding a better world. A world in which powerful men are no longer allowed to feel safe to do this, or far worse.”

Last night, Richard tweet in support of his son saying: "I love my son @harrydreyfuss more than I could explain with all the words in the world. And I am so incredibly proud of him right now."



Richard Dreyfuss and Terry Gillam have been announced as key guests at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to be held in February.

Dreyfuss and Gillam are also to be honoured with a Volta award which celebrates individuals who have made a significant contribution to the movie industry.

Dreyfuss starred in Jaws and Stand by Me to name a few whilst Gillam’s biggest accolades include co-directing Monty Python and the Holy Grail and directing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 

Dreyfuss will attend the screening of his latest film Cas & Dylan as well as taking part in a Q&A session with Jameson Cult Film Club following a screening of Jaws. 

The festival runs at venues throughout Dublin from February 13th-23rd. The full line-up for the festival will be announced on January 20th.