Kevin Spacey Defends Himself From Allegations in New Video as His ‘House of Cards’ Character
If you were planning on spending this holiday taking a break from the madness that has been 2018 well ... Merry Christmas? I guess?
Earlier today, Kevin Spacey, the disgraced star of Netflix’s House of Cards, posted the bizarre video above, tweeting out the YouTube link with the phrase “Let Me Be Frank.” Bear in mind, this is on Christmas Eve. It takes some real chutzpah to try to upstage Jesus on his birthday.
The video, which runs a little over three minutes, features Spacey alluding to the scandal that got him fired from House of Cards — where his character, President Frank Underwood, was killed off, despite appearances to the contrary today. He warns people that “we’re not done no matter what anyone says,” and claims he knows what we want: ”You want me back.” Uh, okay.
Spacey lost his gig on House of Cards (and co-starring in the film All the Money in the World, where he was replaced by Christopher Plummer) after numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct came to light, starting with one from actor Anthony Rapp claiming that Spacey had attempted to sexually assault him when he was only 14 years old. In this video, Spacey is defiant, claiming it would be easy if “it was all so simple,” while also defensively suggesting that “in life and art nothing should be off the table” — whatever that is supposed to mean. And he decries his “impeachment without a trial.”
I genuinely have no idea what Spacey was going for here: Not with the video, not with the message, not with the old timey music cue at the end, and certainly not with the timing of this release. But hey, if you need something to talk about around the holiday table tomorrow, fire up the old YouTube and let this one rip!
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