Ari Behn, one of Kevin Spacey’s accusers, was found dead after committing suicide on Dec. 25. He is the second person who allegedly took his own life after exposing the actor for sexual abuse.
Behn, author and former husband of Norwegian princess Maertha, had accused Spacey of touching his genitals in 2007 after a Nobel Peace Prize concert.
Behn’s manager, Geir Hakonsund, informed the Norwegian media of his client’s death by reading a statement.
“It’s with great sorrow in our hearts that we, those closest to Ari Behn, must report that he took his own life today,” Hakonsund said.
“We ask for respect for our private lives in the time to come,” he added.
Behn, 47, had told radio station P4 in 2017 about the Spacey incident 10 years earlier.
“We had a great talk, he sat right beside me. After five minutes he said, ‘Hey, let’s go out and have a cigarette’. Then he puts his hand under the table and grabs me by the balls,” Behn said according to the BBC.
Behn is the second person who accused Spacey and died in the last three months.
Another man who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the Hollywood actor was found dead in September.
The individual, who introduced himself under the alias “John Doe,” said he was forced to grab Spacey’s genitals twice during a massage at a private residence in Malibu, Rolling Stone magazine reported.
John Doe sued the actor in September 2018. After his death, the lawsuit was dropped.
Another case was that of Heather Unruh, a former television host, who accused Spacey of assaulting her son William Little in 2016.
She claimed that the actor gave alcohol to her 18-year-old son before abusing him in a bar in Nantucket.
However, in July, the sexual assault charges were dropped. Spacey had denied the allegations.
The Oscar winner has been accused by more than a dozen men of sexual misconduct.
Learn more about those with deviant sexual behavior in a video about Spacey’s friend Jeffrey Epstein. Click below.