It would appear actor Kevin Spacey is fighting back amid claims of sexual assault, or at least, Frank Underwood is fighting back.
Spacey, wearing a Christmas apron, released a video Monday that’s being described as “bizarre,” the production coming the same day it was reported that the actor will be arraigned in Massachusetts early next month on charges of felony sexual assault — the assault allegedly taking place at a Nantucket bar in July 2016 against a then 18-year-old male.
“I know what you want,” Spacey says in full House of Cards character. “Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us but what we have is too strong, is too powerful. I mean, after all, we shared everything, you and I.
“I told you my deepest darkest secret. 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, 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.”
Netflix shut down production on the popular show after “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp leveled sexual abuse charges against Spacey, claiming that he made sexual advances toward him in 1987, when Rapp was just 14-years-old.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that a public show-cause hearing was held for the case involving the alleged incident at the Nantucker bar, with Clerk Magistrate Ryan Kearney issued a criminal complaint on Dec. 20.
Spacey, who’s real name is Kevin S. Fowler, was called a “sexual predator” by the victim’s mother, who said her “starstruck” son was given lots of alcohol, even though he was too young to drink.
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Last year, former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh held a press conference to share her son’s allegation of sexual assault against Spacey. Her then 18-year-old son she said was sexually assaulted by Spacey inside the Club Car Restaurant on Nantucket. Unruh says her son, who was not of legal drinking age, told Spacey he was and that the actor “bought him drink after drink after drink.”
“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,” she said at the time. “When my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him.”
The lines between real life and art get seriously blurred in Monday’s video, as Spacey suggested that he’s not about to confess, saying that given the things he did do, he is not about to “pay the price for the things I didn’t do.”
“Of course, some believed everything and have been just waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all,” the Underwood character said. “They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved.”
“Only you and I both know it’s never that simple, not in politics and not in life,” he adds. “But you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgment without facts would you? Did you? No not you, you’re smarter than that.”
Maintaining character, Spacey commented on how House of Cards ended, “All this presumption made for such an unsatisfying ending, and to think it could have been such a memorable sendoff.”
“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 said.
Spacey concluded with a reference to how Frank Underwood’s death was portrayed on House of Cards.
“My confidence grows each day that soon enough, you will know the full truth,” the actor said. “Wait a minute, now that I think of it, you never actually saw me die, did you? Conclusions can be so deceiving.”
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