Just as a felony charge was announced against Kevin Spacey in connection with sexual misconduct allegations, the former “House of Cards” star posted a strange video on YouTube.
Kevin Spacey is breaking his silence with a bizarre video, and he seemed to time its release to right when news broke that he will face a felony charge tied to a sexual assault allegation.
Spacey posted a video on YouTube Monday, titled “Let Me Be Frank,” which appeared to criticize the #MeToo movement in a “House of Cards”-inspired monologue as his former character Frank Underwood.
“Conclusions can be so deceiving,” he says in the video. “Miss me?”
Spacey will face a criminal charge for an alleged assault that took place in July 2016, District Attorney Michael O’Keefe’s office told USA TODAY in a statement. The actor will be arraigned Jan. 7 at Nantucket District Court.
According to The Boston Globe, which first reported the charge, the incident involved the teenage son of Heather Unruh, a former Boston TV news anchor. Unruh said in a press conference in November 2017 that the Oscar-winning actor was inappropriate with her son, who was 18 at the time, at a Nantucket bar in July 2016 .
“Spacey bought him drink after drink after drink and when my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him,” she said.
“The complainant has shown a tremendous amount of courage in coming forward,” Mitchell Garabedian, attorney for the accuser, said in a statement to Boston’s NBC10. “Let the facts be presented, the relevant law applied and a just and fair verdict rendered.”
Spacey’s video, posted minutes after The Boston Globe’s story about him, features the actor at the kitchen sink, washing his hands while wearing an apron. “I know what you want,” he begins in character. “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.”
He continues: “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,” he says. “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 says. “They’re just dying for me to declare that everything said was true and that I got what I deserved.
“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 continues.
“But you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you?” he says. “Anyway, all this presumption made for such an unsatisfying ending. To think it could’ve been such a memorable sendoff.”
Spacey then says that “nothing should be off the table.”
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“I mean, if you and I have learned nothing else these past years, it’s that in life and art, nothing should be off the table,” he says. “We weren’t afraid, not of what we said and not of what we did, and we’re still not afraid.”
He then makes an ominous promise.
“Because 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 says. “Oh, of course they’re going to say I’m being disrespectful, not playing by the rules. Like I ever played by anyone’s rules before. I never did. And you loved it.”
Spacey also seemingly references “House of Cards” killing off his character in its final season.
“Despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial. Despite everything. Despite even my own death. I feel surprisingly good,” he says. “And my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full tru – well, wait a minute. Now that I think of it, you never actually saw me die, did you?”
Netflix declined to comment on the video.
USA TODAY has reached out to Spacey’s representative and the lawyer representing the victim for comment.
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