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Journalist Heather Unruh tweets that Kevin Spacey assaulted a ‘loved one’

Journalist Heather Unruh tweets that Kevin Spacey assaulted a ‘loved one’

Journalist Heather Unruh

More than two weeks ago, former Boston Channel 5 news anchor Heather Unruh tweeted Kevin Spacey assaulted one of her loved ones.

In the tweet, she said she was ’emboldened’ by the Harvey Weinstein allegations to come forward.

This is the same reasoning both Anthony Rapp and Tommy Dorfman recently opened up about their own sexual assault and abuse experiences.

Rapp made allegations that Spacey made sexual advances towards him in 1986. Rapp was only 14 and Spacey was 26.

Unruh tweeted to Rapp following the story’s release on Sunday (29 October).

When various news outlets contacted Unruh to speak with her about her original tweet, she simply responded: ‘In good time.’

As people questioned this reply, she followed up, explaining: ‘I have respect for the person involved who is considering all options before going public.’

However, now Unruh is shedding more light on her allegations.

The dominoes fall

In her original tweet, Unruh said: ‘Time the dominoes fell.’

That seems to be the case in Hollywood currently. Unruh is only the latest person speaking out about sexual assault within the industry.

Speaking to the Boston Globe, she said the alleged incident happened at a well-known restaurant last year.

According to Unruh, Spacey walked in very late and sat next to a man. She did not identify the alleged victim.

As the two sat together, Spacey suddenly did something under the table. Unruh described it as ‘completely unexpected, completely inappropriate’.

Unruh continued: ‘If a woman who saw what happened didn’t tell [the alleged victim] to run while Spacey got up to go to the bathroom, I don’t even want to think about what would’ve happened.’

Spacey has faced swift consequences this week. His special Emmy was revoked and House of Cards is ending, with production halted indefinitely. The hit NBC series This Is Us also cut a reference to Spacey in an episode.

Spacey has not responded to confirm or deny Unruh’s allegations. GSN can not independently confirm if this occurred or not.

GSN reached out to Spacey’s representatives and is awaiting response.

Update 2/11/17: Spacey’s reps released the following statement:

‘Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.  No other information is available at this time.’