It started out simply enough. Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto bumped into Kevin Spacey at a tourism expo in Cancun and seized the chance to take a selfie with him. Then, over the course of the next week, it all unravelled in a most un-Underwood like way: first, Forbes magazine blogged that the meeting had been pre-arranged; then that a selfie with Pena Nieto was part of the deal; then Mexican bloggers claimed that Spacey had pocketed $8 million for the photo op.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) May 7, 2014
The head of Mexico’s tourism board has said that the $8 million figure is “wrong and without a source”.