Kevin Spacey accusations delayed 'Usual Suspects'

Gabriel Byrne described how “The Usual Suspects” production was delayed by two days after Kevin Spacey was accused of “inappropriate sexual behavior”.

Byrne, who also starred in the movie told Sunday Times that Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct of a younger actor that prompted the shutdown, but he wasn’t aware of the details at the time of production.

“I mean, he was kind of a joke in that people would say, ‘That’s Kevin,’ but nobody really understood the depth of his predations. It was only years later that we began to understand that [filming] was closed down for a particular reason and that was because of inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey.” Byrne said. He later called Spacey a bully and compared him to Harvey Weinstein and added that both had “that element of absolute abuse of power.”

Spacey won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollack, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri and Pete Postlethwaite also starred in the film. The movie got great reviews claiming “expertly shot and edited, The Usual Suspects gives the audience a simple plot and then piles on layers of deceit, twists, and violence before pulling out the rug from underneath”.

Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct by several men. Anthony Rapp first accused Spacey to have unwanted sex with him at the age of 14, at that time the House of Cards actor was 26 years old.

As the result of the scandal Kevin Spacey got thrown out from the successful Netflix series, “House of Cards”.

Even “Family Guy” takes on Kevin Spacey sexual harassment in the 3 December episode with “Wait, he was gay the whole time?”.

Kevin Spacey accusations delayed 'Usual Suspects'