Kevin Spacey denies new sexual misconduct allegations ahead of Channel 4 documentary

Kevin Spacey has denied new allegations of sexual misconduct against him in a new interview.

Spacey Unmasked, a Channel 4 documentary, airs on Monday and Tuesday. Ahead of its release former actor, Ruari Cannon, told The i newspaper that Spacey touched him inappropriately at The Savoy hotel in June 2013, when he was 21.

The Usual Suspects actor, who has previously been cleared of sexual assault after criminal trials in the U.S. and U.K., spoke to former GB News presenter Dan Wootton about the allegations made against him on Wootton's Outspoken channel on YouTube.

He told Wootton: "I take full responsibility for my past behaviour and my actions. But I cannot and will not take responsibility or apologise to anyone who's made up stuff about me or exaggerated stories about me."

Spacey said he had "never" offered to help actors' careers in return for sexual favours but admitted having "hooked up" with those who believed he would help them "get ahead". He added that he was not "in on the deal".

The 64-year-old added: "Were there times when I would flirt with some of the people who were involved in those programmes who were in their 20s? Yes. Did I ever hook up with another actor? Yes. Did I make a clumsy pass at someone who wasn't interested as it turned out? Yes.

"That may not have been the best decision and it's not one that I would do today. But it happened. It wasn't illegal, and nor has it ever been alleged to have been illegal."

Spacey Unmasked executive producer Dorothy Byrne, defended the documentary, saying she hoped it would spark "a #MeToo moment for men".

In a statement release on Friday, Spacey said the allegations in the programme are "false and unverified". He also claimed to have only been given limited information about the allegations in order to respond.