Thursday 15 June 2023

Kevin Spacey Discusses Alleged Sexual Abuse Scandals: ‘In 10 Years, It Won’t Mean Anything’

 Actor Kevin Spacey said he isn’t concerned about the future of his Hollywood career despite current and past sexual assault charges.

“I know that there are people right now who are ready to hire me the moment I am cleared of these charges in London. The second that happens, they’re ready to move forward,” the 63-year-old told ZEITmagazin ahead of his London trial, which begins June 28 and is expected to last four weeks.

Spacey’s legal drama began in 2017 during the height of the #MeToo movement when “Star Trek: Discovery” star Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey made a sexual advance toward him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26.

Spacey posted on Twitter that he did not remember having that experience with Rapp, but didn’t rule it out.

“But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” Spacey wrote on social media while simultaneously coming out as gay.

“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are other stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy,” he wrote, saying he was planning to “live as a gay man” going forward.

The allegations spurred 15 other people to come forward with their own stories of alleged sexual abuse from Spacey. The actor currently faces 12 sexual assault cases in the U.K. and pleaded not guilty to all of them.

“It’s a time in which a lot of people are very afraid that if they support me, they will be canceled,” Spacey told ZEITmagazin about the repercussions for his career and reputation.


“The moment scrutiny is applied, these things fall apart,” he said. “That’s what happened in the Rapp trial, and that’s what will happen in this case.” 

“In 10 years, it won’t mean anything. My work will live longer than I will, and that’s what will be remembered,” Spacey said. 

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