Kevin Spacey Posts Bizarre Comeback Video, in Character, as He Faces Felony Sexual Assault Charge
Minutes after the Boston Globe reported disgraced Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is facing a felony sexual charge, the actor made his first public comments since allegations were made last year in a video referencing Netflix show House of Cards.
In the bizarre clip, Spacey acted as his House of Cards character President Frank Underwood and spoke to the audience — breaking the fourth wall, as he often did on the show during scenes that featured the lengthy rants from the actor — and asking them to “Let me be Frank.”
Netflix declined to comment on the matter, but Mediaite can confirm that the company had no involvement in the making of Spacey’s comeback video.
In the clip, Spacey said the following while wearing a Christmas apron, preparing a holiday dinner, and speaking in the trademark accent he used while playing Frank:
“I know what you want. Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, too powerful. After all, we shared everything, you and I. I told you my deepest, darkest secrets. I showed you exactly what people are capable of. I shocked you with my honestly, but mostly I challenged you and made you think. And you trusted me, even though you knew you shouldn’t. So we’re not done, no matter what anyone says. And besides, I know what you want. You want me back.”
Spacey also seemed to reference the numerous sexual assault allegations against him, decrying “impeachment without a trial” and saying, “Of course, some believed everything and have been just waiting with baited breath to hear me confess it all. They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved.”
The actor’s downfall kicked off after actor Anthony Rapp came forward in 2017 to accuse Spacey of making sexual advances on him when he just was 14 years old.
“Only you and I both know it’s never that simple, not in politics and not in life,” Spacey continued. “All this presumption made for such an unsatisfying ending, and to think it could have been such a memorable sendoff.”
“I can promise you this. If I didn’t pay the price for the things we both know I did do, I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn’t do,” he added.
While the Netflix studio opted to kill off Spacey’s character after he was fired from the show, the actor finished the video by questioning if he actually died.
“My confidence grows each day that soon enough, you will know the full truth,” he said. “Wait a minute, now that I think of it, you never actually saw me die, did you? Conclusions can be so deceiving.”
Spacey shared the clip about 20 minutes after the Boston Globe released a report stating the actor faces a charge related to a 2016 incident in-which he allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage boy at a bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts. His arraignment is scheduled for January 7, 2019, where he is expected to be charged with indecent assault and battery charges.
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