Heather Unruh, a former news anchor in Boston, alleges that her son was sexually assaulted by actor Kevin Spacey on Nantucket in 2016. (FOX 5 NY)
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Heather Unruh, a former news anchor for a Boston news station, announced during a news conference Wednesday that her son was sexually assaulted by actor Kevin Spacey on Nantucket Island last year.
According to Unruh, Spacey put his hands down the 18-year-old's pants and touched his genitals after buying him several drinks at a restaurant.
"Spacey bought him drink after drink after drink and when my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him," said Unruh.
A bystander allegedly saw what happened, asked Unruh's son if he was OK and when he said he was not, the woman told him to run.
Unruh who was accompanied by her attorney during the news conference in Boston, said she is grateful to the stranger.
"We would like to thank her. If she would come forward, Heather would be eternally grateful," said Mitchell Garabedian.
"I don't know how much she saw. What I do know is that my son was very shaken and I would guess that she would probably know that he was underage. He didn't look 21. I know she had the presence of mind and was disturbed enough by what she had seen to approach a young man who is almost six-feet tall and ask him if he was OK," said Unruh.
At least 13 men have come forward in recent weeks alleging the 'House of Cards' star sexually harassed, assaulted or attempted to rape them.
Spacey denied the initial allegation made by former child actor Anthony Rapp who alleged Spacey tried to seduce him.
Spacey responded on Twitter by saying he didn't remember the alleged encounter but if he acted the way Rapp alleges, "I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."