The Australian actor says that the disgraced Hollywood star tried to grope him as they were working for a common film in 1997. Speaking to Andrew Denton on Australian talk show Interview, Pearce revealed that it was still difficult for him to talk about it. And though Spacey was a ‘handsy guy’, Pearce still admires him as an actor and thinks that all his cinematic works were amazing and incredible. Then he thanked God that he was not 14 when the incident took place, probably making an allusion to the story of Anthony Rapp — the first accuser of Spacey, who started a flood of scandals against him. Rapp said Spacey assaulted him when he was 14. Netflix series House Of Cards, in which Spacey played the lead role, had him written out, and director Ridley Scott had him cut from All The Money In The World and drafted in Christopher Plummer as a replacement. Police forces in London and Los Angeles are currently investigating a number of claims of sexual assault made against Spacey.