The year 2019 has been racked with controversy and mystery surrounding sexual abuse allegations of high profile individuals such as Jeremy Epstein and Kevin Spacey, as these cases have seen various key persons passing away.
This time, a third Kevin Spacey accuser, author Ari Behn, has died, becoming the third person to publicly accuse the Hollywood actor of sexual assault to die in 2019.
Another person to accuse Spacey withdrew his case.
Behn, 47, died by suicide on Christmas Day.
The author was previously married to Norwegian princess Martha Louise.
In a statement to CNN, the Norwegian Royal Family spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness in our hearts that we, the very closest relatives of Ari Behn, must announce that he took his own life today.
“We ask for respect for our privacy in the time to come.”
Behn’s manager said, “We are grateful that we got to know him. We grieve that our grandchildren have now lost their beloved father–and have deep compassion for his parents, siblings, who have now lost their beloved son and brother.”
Behn’s accusations against Spacey were publicly revealed two years ago when Behn accused the man who played Keyser Soze of grabbing him by the testicles when they were sharing a smoke at the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
According to Behn: “We had a great talk, he sat right beside me. After 5 minutes, he said, ‘Hey, let’s go out and have a cigarette.’ Then he put his hand under the table and grabs me by the balls.” He says he told Spacey, “Er, maybe later.”
More than 30 different accusations against Spacey were made over a period dating back as far as the early 1980s during the height of the #MeToo scandal.
just saying, if this were a Kevin Spacey movie, you’d be alone in a dark library reviewing these headlines in a microfilm station and then Kevin Spacey would appear from behind and just fucking kill you, just saying, just saying pic.twitter.com/Mvp0QSSXZ2
— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) December 26, 2019
Behn’s suicide came merely a day after Spacey released an eerie Christmas Eve video, saying: “The next time someone does something you don’t like, you can go on the attack.”
He continued: “But you can also hold your fire and do the unexpected. You can … kill them with kindness.”
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 24, 2019
It seems as though Spacey may have been portraying a character in the strange video, but it was posted without context, other than “KTWK,” likely an acronym for “kill them with kindness.”
The news of the third death of an accuser wasn’t taken too well by social media.
Ari Behn was recently found dead by suicide
But *THREE* alleged victims of sexual assault by Kevin Spacey have died this year
Nothing to see here folks
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) December 26, 2019
Many pundits took to social media to offer their suspicions.
‘Kevin Spacey’s Sexual Assault Accuser Commits Suicide’
I abhor conspiracy theories but he’s the third Spacey accuser to turn up dead.
El Chapo’s trial witnesses currently have a better survival rate. https://t.co/Txo9EmCbOu
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 27, 2019
The Norwegian Royal Family has also been implicated sexual assault scandals as Princess Mette-Marit has apologized for repeatedly meeting with Epstein after his arrest on federal underage sex trafficking charges, according to National File.
National File goes onto report on the scandal:
The meetings took place between 2011 and 2013 at in the United States, Norway, and at undisclosed Epstein residences:
The Royal Palace confirms that the Crown Princess and Mr. Epstein met socially, mostly in the United States. One meeting took place in the Norwegian capitol Oslo.
“One of the meetings took place at Mr. Epstein’s home. The Crown Princess also had a brief meeting with Mr. Epstein while he was in Oslo. There were other people present in all the meetings. When the Crown Princess and the Crown Prince were on vacation in St. Barts in 2012, they ran into Mr. Epstein on the street. Crown Prince Haakon then met Epstein for the first and only time”, says Mrs. Guri Varpe, head of communications at the Royal Palace.
After allegations were made against him, Spacey was promptly removed from Netflix’s “House of Cards.” The veteran actor is also close friends with top Democrats, including President Bill Clinton and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.