Kevin Spacey Releases Bizarre Video as Sex Assault Charges Revealed
The actor will be indicted on charges of indecent assault and battery on January 7
Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey Tweeted a strange video of himself in character as Frank Underwood from Netflix’s “House of Cards” following the disclosure of sex assault charges.
The actor will be indicted on charges of indecent assault and battery on January 7 at Nantucket District Court in Nantucket, according to reports.
The charges are for allegedly assaulting actor, a then 14-year-old Anthony Rapp in 1986.
The video Spacey Tweeted was called "Let Me Be Frank."
"I know what you want," Spacey as Underwood begins.
"Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong; it's too powerful, and 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 honesty, 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."
Let Me Be Frank https://t.co/OzVGsX6Xbz— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 24, 2018
"You know what would redeem my public image!? If I juxtapose my sexual misconduct with the crimes of my murderous, corrupt, villainous character! That'll make people love me again!"— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) December 24, 2018
Sputnik reports: While the majority of Twitter users slammed the video as inappropriate or bizarre, there were a handful of comments here and there applauding the actor on his "comeback."
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced in December 2017 that the final season of the popular TV show would be produced without Spacey.
The sixth and final season of the show was released on November 2, 2018. At the start of the season, Underwood is already dead as the following episodes try to solve the mystery of his apparent murder.
After Rapp's accusations were made public, Spacey released a statement on Twitter saying that he has a "lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor" but that he doesn't remember the sexual encounter Rapp describes.
On November 16, 2017, The Old Vic theater also disclosed details of historical allegations of inappropriate behavior made by 20 men against Spacey during his tenure as artistic director there from 2004 until 2015.