"Yeah... Tough one to talk about at the moment", he said of Spacey.
After describing the accused sexual abuser as an "incredible actor", a reticent Pearce said he had a "slightly hard time" working with him. Slightly hard time with Kevin, yeah", before adding how Spacey is "a handsy guy.
The Oscar victor has faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment since actor Anthony Rapp said the star had made a sexual advance toward him in 1985, when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. The now 50-year-old actor revealed in an Australian TV interview that Spacey was "handsy" with him.
Kevin Spacey issued a odd, unsuccessful apology to Anthony Rapp. In an apology posted on his Twitter profile, Spacey wrote that he did not remember the incident, and also publicly mentioned his homosexuality.
Actor Anthony Rapp says Kevin Spacey climbed on top of him and tried to seduce him when he was 14.
The American Beauty star, 58, also came out publicly as a gay man. "I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior".
Despite the ever burgeoning allegations against Spacey, he has still managed to maintain his starring role in an upcoming flick. These include an allegation of sexual assault in West Hollywood in 1992, and multiple complaints against the actor while he was the Old Vic theatre's artistic director between 2004 and 2015.
Spacey has not been seen publicly since he entered an undisclosed treatment facility last November. The film was reportedly shot over one year before Rapp's allegations against Spacey went public.