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New Kevin Spacey lawsuit claims the attack was “certainly more than a grope’

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Gay rights advocates disappointed in actor Kevin Spacey’s attempt to associate his sexuality with the alleged sexual misconduct.

The latest accusation of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey comes from a man who claimed that the actor him attacked when they worked together in 1981.

Andy Holtzman, 64, told the newspaper USA Today on Friday that he was running the film program at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater when he encountered Strange, who had a role in the production of “Henry IV, 1.”

He said that he was on the phone when Spacey, then 22 years old, sat in his office and almost immediately attacked him.

“Within a few minutes, wordlessly, he was up and over me,” Holtzman told USA Today. “The aggression was certainly more than a grope. When I was finally able to get him out and scream (at him), he theatrically a step back, incredibly angry, grabbed his coat and bag, stormed out and slammed the door.”

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Holtzman, who is 27 years old at the time, said he feared for his job, and was surprised by the alleged ambush, saying that he didn’t understand Spacey’s reaction to his refusal.

“It was the look on his face that was really shocking and scary,” Holtzman recalled. “The anger was unjustified. If you ask for something and get a no, then I can understand the anger, but to ask for nothing and try to take everything? Where is that anger coming from?”

Holtzman told USA Today he worked in the theatre and was able to avoid that Spacey forward. But when he saw the actor more successful through the years, he had often met with his friends.

It was reportedly actor Anthony Rapp of the accusations against Spacey, and the claims of more than a dozen other people that followed, that the “tipping point” for Holtzman to detail his own experience on his personal Facebook.

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“People ask (critical), why so many decades later, people are coming forward-even if it is, I asked,” Holtzman told USA Today. “I understand so much clearer now.

“If it happens to you, it really changes the perspective,” he said. “I feel a lot better now. I felt so alone at the time. A part of me feels vindicated now, to know that there are a lot of us.”

Holtzman, who said that he hopes Spacey gets help and not “wish him ill,” believes the actor’s prosperous career has probably come to an end.

“He is a talented boy, but I don’t see how people can go and see him (on the screen) without seeing Kevin Spacey ‘the sexual-abuse guy,” he said. “I don’t know how anyone gets more than that.”

After the allegations of sexual abuse, Spacey has carved out a number of productions, including his latest film, “All the Money in the World,” set for release on Dec. 22, and the Netflix show, “House of Cards”.

Spacey was also dropped by his longtime talent agency and publicist.

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