Ari Behn, a previous individual from Norway’s regal family who was one of Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault accuser, died by suicide on Wednesday, his director said. He was 47.
Ari Behn, a creator, previous spouse of a Norwegian princess and one of the numerous men who have blamed entertainer Kevin Spacey for rape, died by suicide on Christmas Day, Behn’s family’s representative Geir Håkonsund reported.
Behn was hitched to Norway’s Princess Martha Louise from 2002 to 2017, and the pair had three little girls together. In December 2017, Behn charged Spacey, 60, of grabbing him under a table at a Nobel Peace Prize show in 2007. Spacey never reacted to the charge. “Ari was an important part of our family for many years, and we carry warm and good memories of him with us,” the Royal House of Norway said in an announcement.
Behn, who was Danish-born, and Martha Louise, the oldest daughter of Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja, were married for 14 years. The couple divorced in 2017 and have three children.
The match had critics before it even became official. Negative coverage dogged Behn after a Las Vegas travelogue he hosted on Norwegian TV in the early 2000s briefly showed him around prostitutes, some of them using cocaine.
The former nursing assistant had pleaded guilty to sending death threats and bomb threats to Spacey and his associates. She was sentenced to over four years in federal prison in 2014.
Behn was a Norwegian writer, composed three books, three short story assortments and three plays, as indicated by Behn’s site. He co-composed a book with Princess Martha Louise on their wedding and has been a model “for an apparel chain,” his site states