Ari Behn, an author and ex-husband of Norway’s Princess, died by suicide on Christmas Day. The 47-year-old Norwegian was one of Kevin Spacey accusers.
Ari Behn’s activity was known as the author of three novels, three short story collections and three plays. All of them listed on his web site. But the public remembers Mr Behn as the former spouse to Princess Mari Louise and accuser of the American star Kevin Spacey during the 2017 sex scandal.
“It is with great sadness in our hearts that I on behalf of the very closest relatives of Ari Behn must announce that he took his own life today,” his manager, Geir Hakonsund, said in a statement on Friday.
In 2017, when the sex scandal has shaken Hollywood, Behn also accused actor Spacey of groping him while they were attending a concert for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
According to Ari Behn, then, in Oslo, they had a good short talk as the neighbours who were sitting close to each other during the concert.
“After five minutes, he said, ‘Hey, let’s go out and have a cigarette.’ Then he puts his hand under the table and grabs me by the balls,” Behn told in his interview to the radio P4.
Spacey did not respond to the allegation.
The 47-year-old author Ari Behn married to Norway’s Princess Martha Louise in 2002. After fifteen years of marriage, they decided to divorce. Since 2017, Ari and his royal ex-wife were keeping good friendly relations.
“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 a statement after Behn committed suicide.