Former Channel 5 anchor Heather Unruh is expected to speak at a news conference in Boston Wednesday to accuse actor Kevin Spacey of sexual abusing her family member.
At the time of the alleged incident, Unruh's son did not report it "largely because of embarrassment and fear", she said.
"To Kevin Spacey, I would like to say: Shame on you for what you did to my son", Unruh said at the press conference.
Spacey has not commented on Unruh's claim.
Unruh, who was a face of WCVB (Ch. 5) for 15 years until her departure last fall, fought back tears as she started to recount what her son said happened in July 2016. "Last week my son filed a police report and handed over evidence to the Nantucket Police and now a criminal investigation has begun", she said. "Reports of sexual assaults are confidential under Massachusetts General Law", a spokesperson for the police department said.
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Spacey also came out as gay in the same statement saying, "As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women".
Seated to her right at the press briefing was attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who has years of experience having represented victims of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church. Police are now conducting an investigation, she said. "While he has tried his best to deal with it, as he says, it's always there".
Unruh said she "wants to see" Spacey go to jail and have the "hand of justice come down on him". "We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey".
This is the latest in a growing number of allegations against the "House of Cards" star.
Kevin Spacey has at least one person defending him from the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations, of varying degrees of severity. But now, she added, "he's committed to doing what he can to stop Kevin Spacey from victimizing anyone else".