Kevin Spacey accused of 'groping Royal at Nobel Peace Prize bash'

Ari Behn with his daughter Leah Isadora and his then wife Norway's Princess Martha Louise, with their oldest daughter Maud Angelica during the start of the christening ceremony 16 June 2005

Kevin Spacey 'groped royal family member's testicles' at Nobel Peace Prize bash

A former member of Norway's royal family has claimed he was groped by Kevin Spacey at a banquet 10 years ago.

Ari Behn, who was married to Princess Märtha Louise of Norway before their divorce a year ago, told Norwegian radio station P4 that Spacey proposed the pair go outside.

"We had a nice conversation, he was sitting right next to me", Behn laughingly told Norwegian radio station P4. "After five minutes, he says, 'Hey, let's go out and have a cigarette, ' and then he touched me right on the (genitals) under the table".

Spacey was hosting the annual party in Oslo at the time, alongside Uma Thurman, and allegedly sat down next to the then-Royal for a chat.

Behn is a novelist, short-story writer and playwright, who has also worked as a model and a designer.

Ari Behn, who was married to Princess Martha Louise at the time, claims Spacey grabbed his genitals under the table.

Princess Martha Louise of Norway, and ex husband Ari Behn.

The couple share three daughters together; Maud Angelica, 14, Leah Isadora, 12, and nine-year-old Emma Tallulah.

Spacey's rep did not respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY. Actor Anthony Rapp was among the first to make claims against the actor and alleged he made a sexual advance on Rapp when he was just 14 and Spacey was 26.

In another shocking revelation, Spacey has also come out as gay.

The actor has already been fired from the Netflix series House of Cards and dropped by his talent agency and publicist.

After the allegations were made, Spacey released a statement where he insisted he did "not remember the encounter" but said he "owes him the sincerest apology". This does not include 20 anonymous complaints made against him for alleged misconduct at the Old Vic Theatre in London where Spacey was artistic director 2004-2015.

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