In a radio interview, Ari Behn, the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise, accused American actor Kevin Spacey of groping him in 2007 at a Nobel Peace Prize party that Spacey was hosting. The alleged incident took place at Nobel Concert Hall in Oslo.
According to the Telegraph, Behn, an author, was married to Princess Louise at the time. They divorced last year after 14 years of marriage. The couple has three children.
“I am a generous person,” Behn said. “But this was a bit more than I had in mind.”
Behn added: “My hair was dark at the time, I was 10 years younger and right up his alley.”
In the interview on Norwegian radio station N4, Behn described the interaction as starting well: “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 recalled.
Behn said he was taken aback and replied only: “Er, maybe later.”
The allegations are the latest in an ongoing scandal.
In October “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual misconduct when he was 14 years old. In response, the two-time Oscar winner came out 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. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.
Spacey added: “I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior.”
More than a dozen men — some of whom were underage at the time of alleged assaults — have since come forward with similar accusations.
In November, Spacey sought treatment for sex addiction at the Meadows rehab clinic in Arizona.
As news of Spacey’s alleged sexual misconduct spread, Netflix severed ties with him, suspending production of season six of “House of Cards,” but the show’s producer Michael Dobbs has maintained that the allegations against Spacey will not affect the show. In fact, Dobbs said, Season 6 will boast “the largest global audience yet.”
He added: “No individual is greater than the show. Not even me, if I fell under a bus tomorrow, the thing will, should, must carry on. Thousands of people depend directly or indirectly on the show, so it’s hugely important that it go on.”