Actor Kevin Spacey has remained off the public radar since he was accused by multiple men of sexual assault but has finally broken his silence. In a video uploaded to social media, Spacey responded to a criminal charge which has recently been made public.
In a video titled “Let Me Be Frank,” Spacey stands in a kitchen and is wearing an apron over his clothes when he reprises the Southern accent of Frank Underwood—his character in Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards.”
“I know what you want,” Spacey said, via USA Today. “Oh, sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong. It’s too powerful. I mean, after all, we share everything, you and I.”
In the show, Spacey carries a running conversation with the audience. At random points throughout the on-screen drama, he will monologue to those watching.
“I told you my deepest, darkest secrets,” he continued. “I showed you exactly what people are capable of. I shocked you with my honesty, but mostly I challenged you and made you think.”
The Oscar-winner’s role on the show is that of a politician who abuses other people for personal gain, sometimes utilizing sex and murder.
“And you trusted me,” Spacey said. “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.”
“Of course, some believed everything and have just been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all,” he continued, via USA Today. “They’re just dying for me to declare that everything said was true and that I got what I deserved.”
Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, is killed off late in the show’s six-season run from 2013 to 2018.
“Wouldn’t that be easy? If it was all so simple? You and I both know it’s never that simple, not in politics and not in life,” he added, very reminiscent of his character.
“But you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you?” he asked. “Anyway, all this presumption made for such an unsatisfying ending. To think it could’ve been such a memorable sendoff.”
“Nothing should be off the table,” Spacey concluded.
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Some people responded to the video saying they were stunned and confused by its contents. Some others contended the video is a confession to the crime, as his Underwood character was guilty of similar (and worse) actions that Spacey is being accused of.
Here’s more on the criminal charge, via the Boston Globe:
Actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge in an alleged sexual assault of the teenage son of former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in July 2016, the latest legal entanglement for the two-time Academy Award winner over claims of sexual misconduct.
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said Monday that Spacey, 59, was scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, after a Dec. 20 public show-cause hearing where clerk magistrate Ryan Kearney issued a criminal complaint.
The actor was first accused of sexual misconduct near the start of the #MeToo movement, which exploded into American life in late 2017 and has provided a forum for women and some men across the country to share personal, painful stories of abuse and harassment.