Accuser dies by suicide 1 working day after actor Kevin Spacey posts “destroy them with kindness” online video – Salon


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Ari Behn, who was when married to a Norwegian princess, claimed that Spacey groped him at a live performance in 2007

Matthew Rozsa
December 27, 2019 1:41AM (UTC)

a lot more than a dozen men, introduced a video in which he stated he would destroy his enemies “with kindness” only a day prior to one particular of his accusers, Ari Behn, died by suicide.

The online video, which was posted Xmas Eve to Twitter, started with Spacey tending to a fire when putting on a holiday sweater. He appeared to be making use of the southern drawl, which distinguished just one of his most well-known characters: President Frank Underwood from “Property of Cards.”

“You did not truly believe I was going to pass up the chance to want you a Merry Xmas, did you? It is been a really fantastic yr, and I’m grateful to have my wellbeing again,” Spacey says in the footage. “And in light of that, I’ve created some alterations in my everyday living, and I’d like to invite you to sign up for me. As we walk into 2020, I want to cast my vote for . . . much more excellent in this entire world.”

He additional, “Ah, certainly. I know what you are imagining, ‘Can he be really serious?’ I’m dead really serious. And it is not that challenging, trust me. The future time an individual does some thing you do not like, you can go on the assault. But you can also hold your fireplace and do the unpredicted. You can get rid of them with kindness.”

Immediately after Spacey promised to “kill them with kindness,” the movie played ominous tunes as the digicam moved to a shot of him continuing to are inclined to his fire.

Immediately after Spacey posted his video clip, Ari Behn — a Norwegian creator, as very well as the ex-partner of Princess Martha Louise, who accused Spacey of groping him at an occasion in 2007 — died by suicideon Christmas Working day, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The alleged groping incident transpired at a Nobel Peace Prize live performance when,in accordance to Behn, he and Spacey sat ideal beside him.

“Immediately after five minutes, he mentioned: ‘Hey, let us go out and have a cigarette?” Behn reported of Spacey.”Then he places his hand underneath the table and grabs me by the balls.”

Behn’s publicist has not produced any further more details surrounding his death. It marks the second time that an accuser of Spacey has died just after creating a general public accusation from the award-successful actor.An anonymous therapeutic massage parlortherapist who experienced accused Spacey also handed away in September. The unnamed individual claimed that Spacey forced him to grab his genitals twice for the duration of a massage at a personal Malibu home, which resulted in a lawsuit.

Spacey also unveiled a Christmas Eve movie final yr, which much more immediately tackled the accusations towards him and implied that his fans have been “too smart” to think them.

“Of class, some thought anything and have just been waiting around with bated breath to hear me confess at all,”Spacey reported. “They’re just dying to have me declare every thing reported is legitimate, and I obtained what I deserved. Wouldn’t that be simple? If it was all so straightforward. Only you and I both of those know it is by no means that very simple. Not in politics. Not in existence. But you would not feel the worst devoid of evidence, would you? You would not rush to judgement devoid of facts, would you? Did you? No, not you. You are smarter than that.”

Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news author for Salon. He retains an MA in Record from Rutgers College-Newark and is ABD in his PhD application in History at Lehigh College. His do the job has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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