Ari Behn, a respected Scandinavian author who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Nobel Peace Prize concert, has committed suicide, it is being reported.
The 47-year-old former son-in-law of Norway’s King Harald V died Wednesday, his manager Geir Hakonsund confirmed, according to Norway Today.
“It is with great sadness in our hearts that we, the closest relatives of Ari Behn, must announce that he took his own life,” Behn’s representative said.
The manner of suicide was not revealed.
Behn, who was married to Princess Martha Louise of Norway for 15 years, claimed Spacey groped him in 2007.
“We had a great talk, he sat right beside me,” Behn recalled in 2017. “After five minutes he said, ‘Hey, let’s go out and have a cigarette.’ Then he puts his hand under the table and grabs me” by the testicles.
Behn said he deflected by telling the two-time Oscar winner, “Er, maybe later.”
The “Sad as Hell” writer, who was 35 at the time of the alleged incident, added, “My hair was dark at the time, I was 10 years younger and right up his alley,” according to Mirror.
On Christmas Eve, Spacey posted a YouTube video in which he channels his “House of Cards” alter ego, U.S. President Frank Underwood.
“You didn’t really think I was going to miss the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, did you?” asks a sweater-clad Spacey in front of a roaring fireplace. “It’s been a pretty good year, and I’m grateful to have my health back. And in light of that, I’ve made some changes in my life and I’d like to invite you to join me.”