One of Kevin Spacey’s accusers, Linda Culkin, has died after she was struck by a vehicle.
Culkin reportedly was struck by a Toyota vehicle after she stepped into a busy intersection. She was taken to Boston Medical Center where she died.
RadarOnline reports a murder probe has been opened into Culkin’s death, but note that no charges were filed against the driver, who did not leave the scene after hitting Culkin.
Felix Browne, spokesman for the medical examiner’s office, reportedly indicated Culkin’s death is still under investigation.
Cindy Culkin, Linda’s cousin, told RadarOnline, “Linda was one of the first to accuse Kevin Spacey of attacking young men, and I find it very odd that you don’t hear anything more about her accident — or about the person who hit her.” She added, “It’s like it happened, and now there is nothing!”
Culkin, who was 59, reportedly began cyberstalking Spacey in 2009 after one of her patients accused Spacey of attacking him. Culkin had been arrested in 2012 for stalking Spacey. ABC affiliate WCVB reported a judge ordered her to “pay $124,000 to compensate [Spacey] for the bodyguards he hired during the two-year stretch when she harassed him.” Culkin had plead guilty to charges including “mailing threatening communications, and sending false information regarding explosives.”
During her sentencing, Culkin wrote, “It is difficult to measure the degree of terror this situation has caused.” She also apologized noting she had mental health issues, “I have some mental health issues. I was overzealous. I cop to that. I fully apologize to him. I didn’t mean it to be so harsh.”
Spacey was more recently accused by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp, who claimed the actor made sexual advances towards him when he was only 14 years old. Spacey issued a statement in response to the accusations saying,”I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Spacey is currently facing a felony indecent assault and battery charge. He pleaded not guilty in January, and his lawyers have called the accusations “patently false.”