The Kevin Spacey Foundation, Created to Support Young Artists, Is Being Shut Down
Kevin Spacey was removed from the board of his namesake
organization, the Kevin Spacey Foundation (founded with the
purpose of inspiring and supporting young people in the arts),
last November after several
accusations of sexual assault and harassment were made
against him. Now, the board has announced that the UK-based
organization will be shut down entirely.
“The trustees have reached the conclusion that the work of
the Kevin Spacey Foundation UK is no longer viable and as
such the foundation will be closing on the 28 February 2018,”
it read. “The trustees would like to thank all their
partners, artists and organizations for the great work that
has been done in association with the foundation. The
trustees hope that the objects of the charity will be taken
forward by other organizations.”
The Kevin Spacey Foundation was established in 2008, while
Spacey was the artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre.
Old Vic has
established a new system for reporting harassment since the
allegations against Spacey came out. More than 20 people from
the theatre eventually came forward about Spacey, alleging
sexual misconduct. He is currently being
investigated by Scotland Yard.