Kevin Spacey breaks the silence amid sexual assault charges, but fans’ opinions are divided
Following hot on the heels of Kevin Spacey’s felony sexual assault charges, he posted a cryptic ‘House of Cards’ style video to his youtube account which caused quite the stir since it got posted mere hours ago.
On December 20, a public cause hearing got held for the case whereby Kevin Spacey got accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old male inside the Club Car Restaurant in Nantucket on July 2016.
"My son was a starstruck, straight 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim. When my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him."
Kevin Spacey trying to stage a comeback by denying sexual assault allegations in a Christmas themed House of Cards fan fiction video is certainly a late 2018 plot twist I didn't see coming https://t.co/N7YxWyoOYQ— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) December 24, 2018
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During the hearing on December 20, Clerk Magistrate Ryan Kearney issued a criminal complaint for the felony sexual assault charge against Kevin and set the arraignment date at Nantucket District Court to January 7, 2019.
As soon as news of Kevin’s arraignment began to make headlines on Monday, Kevin shared a bizarre video on his official YouTube account, the first video in a year.
While wearing a Christmas apron standing over the Christmas Turkey, Kevin began the monologue to his viewers titled, ‘Let Me Be Frank’:
“I know what you want. Oh sure they might have tried to separate us but what we have is too strong, it's too powerful.”
Netflix even went as far as to give his character an actual gravesite in Frank’s hometown in South Carolina.
me watching that Kevin Spacey video pic.twitter.com/X0DSzdDfIr— David Franklin (@davefranklin) December 24, 2018
Speaking specifically about the charges of felony sexual assault against him, Kevin addressed the issue early on in the video as he said:
“Of course some believed everything and waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all. They are just dying to have me declare that everything that got said is true and that I got what I deserved. Wouldn’t that be easy? If it were all so simple, but you and I both know it's never that simple, not in politics and not in real life.”
Reactions from fans have covered just about every conceivable perspective since it's upload less than a day ago, and have garnered over 4 million views and more than 21,000 comments and climbing quickly.
But like Kevin said during the video:
“I shocked you with my honesty, but mostly I challenged you and made you think. And you trusted me, even though you know you shouldn’t.”
A recent comment to his video on YouTube read:
“Remember folks no matter how much of a great actor he is. This man has been accused of RAPE of a 14 yr Old and other deplorable acts.”
This is the most poorly conceived thing I’ve seen since a certain someone came out of the closet in the same statement they didn’t deny molesting a teenager.— Woolfy (@ellwoolf) December 25, 2018
The “other deplorable acts” the commenter referred to came after the initial accusation of sexual assault against Kevin on October 29 shortly after 14 more men came out and alleged that Kevin sexually assaulted them as well.
The first alleged assault took place in 1981 against Andy Holtzman, while the most recent took place in 2016, against Heather Unruh’s son, and seemingly the case to open up the entire can of proverbial worms.
I’m sure none of the men who were kids at the time of their sexual assaults appreciate @KevinSpacey ‘s weird video. No. Just No.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 25, 2018
Many other comments followed the same line of thought while others stood firmly behind Kevin as another comment read:
“Who else wants him back with a reshoot of season 6. All Hail Underwood!”
One of the most popular comments so far point to both Kevin’s great acting talent and the fact that the hit show, ‘House of Cards’ was just not the same without him as it stated:
“This short clip is better than whole season 6 House of Cards”
“It’s important to focus on the conversation that’s happening and the healing, the victims — the right thing that’s to come out of this.”
In spite of allegations against Kevin, Mena enjoyed working with him and have fond memories while they filmed ‘American Beauty’ together in 1999 for which Kevin won an Oscar.