Kevin Spacey was brought up by a Nazi father who raped his brother and brutalized his family so badly that they called him The Creature, his older brother exclusively told the DailyMail.com.
Now, as the Oscar-winning actor faces allegations of trying to seduce Star Trek’s Antony Rapp when he was just 14 years old and of sexually assaulting a relative of former US news anchor Heather Unruh, the truth of his own troubled upbringing has been revealed.
Spacey’s older brother Randall Fowler, 62, described the current allegations leveled at his brother as ‘disturbing’ to DailyMail.com, as he acknowledged he had been made aware of them in the early hours of Monday morning.
Spacey, 58, claims not to recall the incident with Rapp, and has issued an apology of sorts for ‘what would have been inappropriate drunken behavior.’
In a tweeted statement he went on to say that the story has encouraged him to ‘address other things’ about his life, speaking openly for the first time about his homosexuality and choice to now live ‘as a gay man.’
Fowler has given some insight into what those ‘other things’ might be, as he admitted he was sexually abused by their father for years and that his mother knew of the abuse.
Kevin Spacey’s older brother Randall Fowler (the brothers pictured together in 2003) has spoken out about their abusive Nazi father exclusively to DailyMail.com
Spacey’s brother claims that the boys’ father Thomas Geoffrey Fowler (left) raped him for years and brutalized the family so badly that they called him The Creature
Fowler said that he avoided having children of his own in fear that they would ‘inherit the sexual predator gene’ that came from their father. Pictured: Spacey (far left) aged 9, with his mother, sister Julia and brother Randall Fowler (far right)
Fowler is a Rod Stewart impersonator and limo driver in Boise, Idaho. His life is a world away from that of his famous brother from whom he is estranged.
But, according to Fowler, along with older sister Julie, he and the notoriously secretive star shared a brutal upbringing in a ‘house of horrors’ dominated by their ultra right wing, perverted sadist of a father.
Thomas Geoffrey Fowler was such an abusive figure that, his oldest son admitted, he avoided having children of his own for fear that they would ‘inherit the sexual predator gene.’
Fowler recounted that damage and the toll it took on him and his siblings in an interview with The Mail on Sunday shortly after Spacey – who was not then openly gay – was arrested in a park in London in the early hours of the morning in March 2004.
Now, the House of Cards star has admitted that he has loved and had romantic relationships with both men and women and ‘chooses to live life as a gay man.’
And much like Spacey, the character Frank Underwood on Netflix’s hit political show also kept his sexuality hidden away, having trysts with both men and women throughout the series in secret.
At the time of the interview, Fowler described his brother as an ’empty vessel’ who had never had a real relationship with anyone other than his mother.
He said: ‘Neither of us had a chance growing up with two such damaged parents. I went through three marriages and 40 affairs.’
Their father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, joined the American Nazi Party when Spacey and his brother were just boys. He trimmed his mustache to resemble Adolf Hitler and he regularly whipped and raped his eldest son, Randall Fowler.
Fowler claims his mother Kathleen knew about the sexual abuse he suffered and when he confronted her about it years later, she simply sat in ‘stony silence’. Pictured: Spacey and his mother Kathleen in 1996
Fowler (pictured) said he was briefly a Scout but his father made him quit when he discovered that the scoutmaster was Jewish. He said his father would lecture them on white supremacy, claimed that the Holocaust was a lie and said that Jews ran banks and Hollywood
Fowler described his brother as an ’empty vessel’ who had never had a real relationship with anyone other than his mother. Fowler said: ‘Neither of us had a chance growing up with two such damaged parents’. Pictured: The brothers in their adolescence
As a boy Spacey tried to placate his father while Fowler took the brunt of their father’s sadistic abuse. Their elder sister, Julie, also endured beatings at her father’s hands and ran away when she was 18 years old.
In his harrowing account Fowler recalled: ‘There was so much darkness in our home it was beyond belief. It was absolutely miserable.’
He said: ‘Kevin tried to avoid what was going on by wrapping himself in an emotional bubble. He became very sly and smart.
‘He was so determined to try to avoid the whippings that he just minded his Ps and Qs until there was nothing inside. He had no feelings.’
Fowler spoke of a rootless childhood during which their father forced his family to move 10 times – from Colorado where he was born in 1956, to New Jersey where Spacey was born three years later and finally onto Los Angeles.
Wherever they were, he and his siblings were ‘trapped’ he said.
Friends were not permitted in the Fowler household for fear that they would see the walls of Thomas Geoffrey Fowler’s office, lined with pictures of naked men and women and pornography, according to Fowler.
Fowler was briefly a Scout but his white supremacist father made him quit when he discovered that the scoutmaster was Jewish, Fowler said. Spacey was never allowed to join.
Fowler recalled that during his first sexual encounter with his father, he yelled for his mother to come help. He said: ‘She came right up and pounded on the door but Dad had locked it and he told me to keep quiet. All of a sudden the pounding stopped. Mom had left’. Pictured: Spacey with his mother in 1999
Fowler, who is a Rod Stewart impersonator and limo driver said: ‘I constantly threatened my father that if he ever touched my brother, I’d confront my mother with what was going on and that would destroy the family’
In an eerily similar circumstances, Spacey’s character Frank Underwood’s father on House of Cards, also had ties with white supremacist groups, as the fictional father once went to a Ku Klux Klan meeting.
Fowler said that their mother, Kathleen was the breadwinner. She had a steady job as a secretary while her husband, a technical writer by trade, occasionally took freelance work.
According to Fowler, his mother was ‘disgusted’ by his father by 1963 when it transpired that he was abusing a teenage girl who was a relative.
The family would be forced to sit through dinnertime rants as Fowler Sr lectured them on white supremacy, claimed that the Holocaust was a lie, that Jews ran banks and Hollywood, and that something called ‘biocrud’ would destroy the planet.
He would stand behind Fowler with a riding whip, demanding that he read whatever diatribe he picked and beat him if he refused.
Finally, when Fowler was 12 years old, his father summoned him to his bedroom and said he was going to teach him about the birds and the bees.
Fowler said: ‘He unbuttoned my pants and started playing with me.’
Horrified he yelled for his mother. Fowler said: ‘She came right up and pounded on the door but Dad had locked it and he told me to keep quiet.
‘All of a sudden the pounding stopped. Mom had left. I’d never felt so abandoned. Dad started to perform a sex act on me. That was the beginning of my adolescence.’