Last week, Guy Pearce told an Australian talk show, Seven, which was reported by the Daily Beast, about how Kevin Spacey allegedly got "handsy" on the set of their Academy Award-winning film, L.A. Confidential. Now the actor/singer is regretting that he spoke openly about it.
"I very much understand it's too sensitive a topic to be brushed off," Pearce said in a statement to the Sydney Morning Herald. "I addressed and handled the situation when it took place, hence my regret at making it public now."
The Australian actor is far from the only one to who has come forward to report about discomfort working on the set with the two-time Academy Award winner. Anthony Rapp, from the original cast of the Broadway show, Rent, accused Spacey last October of sexual misconduct that dated back to 1986. At the time, Rapp was only 14-years-old while Spacey was 26-years-old. Spacey attempted damage control by coming out on social media as gay, but that drew quick condemnation, saying that's not an excuse for what he did. Spacey also claimed to have no memory of the events as Rapp described. It wasn't long before Spacey was dropped by his Netflix show House of Cards, in which he starred as the president.