Dutch bank cancels actor Spacey appearance at business conference

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Spacey poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series
FILE PHOTO: Cast member Kevin Spacey poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series "House of Cards" at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2014. . REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

November 3, 2017

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch bank ING said on Friday it had decided to cancel a scheduled appearance by actor Kevin Spacey at a business conference it is organizing in Rotterdam.

Spacey has apologized to actor Anthony Rapp, who had accused the Hollywood star of trying to seduce him in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

The ING decision follows accusations of sexual harassment this week by two other men against the “House of Cards” star. Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the allegations.

In a statement emailed to Reuters, the bank said that “in view of the commotion caused by allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding Kevin Spacey, ING has decided it is no longer desirable to have him speak at the event”.

The statement said it had made the decision to end cooperation in consultation with Kevin Spacey’s management.

Representatives of the Oscar-winning actor said he was seeking treatment but did not specify. An email from Reuters seeking further comment wasn’t returned.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by Ralph Boulton)

  • tom

    His mom ain’t gonna like this

  • Melvin Bonzarelli

    Bring Madonna to the business conference instead. She can promise to perform oral on all of the participants.

  • …remain calm and return fire

    you have to be really, really depraved for the Dutch reject you….

  • Mark Heinzen

    No DUTCH TREAT for Spacey?

  • intimeforthedime

    Won’t be able to watch any of his pedophile acting again.
    I see a dirty old man, not an actor.

  • Aldo

    spacey is spacey

  • Frank Meccia

    Is this the new answer to everything.. I am in treatment.. Such crap, most of these treatment centers are overpaid, plush resorts with a 2 week program.. Hos is 2 weeks even a month going to address years of abuse ..

    • Aldo

      LOL betty ford $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ rehabs for the rich and infamous

    • UEM

      Frank, treatment for the rich and famous has been the answer to all their woes for decades.

  • RGT

    Why would a company want someone, anyone, who has no knowledge of its business, whose main job requirement is to put makeup on and memorize and recite lines written by someone else make an appearance or become a spokesperson for them. I see these celebrities making ads and commercials for these companies and products and all I see is prostitution. They’ll sell or say anything just to make a buck. Totally turns me off.

    • CJ

      Only thing I can add to your comment is that any celebrity apology or explanation not delivered in person by that person was invalid and was written by their handlers/mouth pieces/fluffers.

      • intimeforthedime

        or Ace waxers

      • Tony Anthony

        Have you ever noticed the stars that seem like their well educated, and know what they are saying, and then see them off script , most act like blithering idiots.

  • FromThe70s

    Spacey must have been drunk a lot.

    • EmjayTLCDRUSNRet

      Apparently from all reports, he is a major cocktail-head.