After Rapp's initial accusation, several other men described their encounters with Spacey: Roberto Cavazos, a Mexican actor; Daniel Beal, a former bartender; Justin Dawes, a former theater usher; Mark Ebenhoch, a military advisor who worked on the set of Outbreak in 1995; Harry Dreyfus, and actor and the son of Richard Dreyfus; Tony Montana, a filmmaker; Kris Nixon, a bartender from Belfast; and six accusers who chose to remain anonymous. The accusations range from sexual harassment to public exposure and attempted rape.
With the dam-breaking Harvey Weinstein scandal continuing to unfold, and more men -- including former head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, and Rush Hour director Brett Ratner -- coming under fire for years of alleged misbehavior, Hollywood is in a fragile state where any attempt at understanding and correction feels like the necessary decision. After Spacey's scandal came to light, Netflix shut down production on House of Cards Season 6, and there were questions of whether Sony Pictures would move All the Money in the World to next year or remove the film from the release calendar altogether.
Reports say Scott wasn't ready to let this one disappear for eternity, nor was he ready to allow recent events tarnish the film (as they might if Spacey remained in the picture). Removing the actor by any means possible was the director's form of reconciliation. THR's sources put it into perspective: "Insiders say that if anyone can pull off reshoots and still make the holiday release date, it's Scott."