Norwegian Royal Claims Kevin Spacey Touched Him ‘Right on the Balls’ at Nobel Peace Ceremony

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 07: Host Kevin Spacey during the award ceremony for the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Emirates Palace on February 7, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images for Laureus)
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A Norwegian royal has become the latest individual to accuse embattled actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct, claiming that he touched him “right on the balls” during a party for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ari Behn, who was married to Princess Märtha Louise of Norway before their divorce last year, told Norwegian radio station P4 that Spacey proposed the pair go outside.

“We had a nice conversation, he was sat next to me,” Behn said. “After five minutes, he says ‘Hey, let’s go out and have a cigarette,’ and then he touched me right on the balls under the table.”

“I had black hair back then and was 10 years younger so was right up his alley,” he said, adding that “I got more than I bargained for.”

Behn’s former wife, Princess Märtha Louise, remains fourth in line to the Norwegian throne.

Allegations against Spacey began with claims he made an unwanted advance on then 14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp in 1986. Another man also alleged that Spacey attempted to rape him when he was 15 years old, and called the actor a “pedophile.”

Spacey’s career has since imploded, with producers axing his character Frank Underwood from the final season of award-winning Netflix series House of Cards. He has also been edited out of the upcoming Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World and replaced by another actor, Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer.

Meanwhile, eight people who worked on the set of House of Cards have accused him of creating a “toxic” work environment by sexually harassing them, and engaging in “predatory behavior.”

Spacey initially used the allegations to come out as gay, and apologized for his “drunken behavior,” although he has not offered comment on the latest string of allegations. A spokesperson for the actor said earlier this month that the actor was “seeking evaluation and treatment,” with Spacey later entering the same sex addiction clinic used by the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.


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