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Artículo Kevin Spacey to be cut out of upcoming Ridley Scott film amid fresh groping claims Culture

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Kevin Spacey to be cut out of upcoming Ridley Scott film amid fresh groping claims

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The two-time Oscar winner will be replaced by Christopher Plummer in the role of J Paul Getty

Anna Freeman

09 Noviembre 2017 15:56

Kevin Spacey’s career has taken a nosedive since multiple accusations of sexual harassment have been made against him.

The US actor is due to be cut out of Ridley Scott’s upcoming - and completed - film, All the Money in the World, about oil tycoon J Paul Getty and is being replaced by Christopher Plummer just over a month before its release on December 22.

Fresh allegations of inappropriate groping and harassment of a teenage boy aimed at Spacey is said to have prompted Scott’s decision. Plummer has already started filming in the role of Getty, sources close to production have confirmed.

According to insiders, all scenes featuring Spacey will be re-shot, with co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams expected to be involved. The decision could potentially set back production a lot of cash and time.

The decision was announced just hours after a former TV news anchor accused the double oscar-winning actor of sexually assaulting her teenage son. Heather Unrah said Spacey bought her son ‘drink after drink’ at a restaurant during a chance encounter, and then reached into the drunk teen’s trousers and grabbed his genitals.

Unrah said her son was embarrassed and scared at the time so did not report the incident. But the family came forward in light of recent public allegations. ‘To Kevin Spacey, I want to say this: Shame on you for what you did to my son,’ she told a press conference.

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