Actor Kevin Spacey, fresh from being charged with sexual assault in Massachusetts on Tuesday, released an incredibly strange video in which he defended himself against several allegations of sexual abuse.
Breaking a public silence for more than a year, Spacey released to YouTube a monologue delivered by Frank Underwood, his character on the Netflix House of Cards, which was killed by the allegations of sexual neglect.
"We're not done, no matter what someone says," he says in it. "And besides, I know what you want. You want me back.
"Of course, some believed everything and have just waited with breath to hear that I confess everything. They just die to make me declare that all they said is true, and I got what I deserved. … I certainly shouldn't pay the price for what I didn't do, he says.
He adds, "Soon enough you will know the full truth." Three minutes of video ends with an outbreak of cliffhanger music.
A spokeswoman for the actor did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
The strange clip was lambasted by various entertainment world numbers on Twitter. Actress Patricia Arquette commented, "No. Only No." Director Jon Favreau wondered if the actor was "using Donald Trump's legal team now?"
Is Kevin Spacey now with Donald Trump's team?
– Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) December 24, 2018
Comedian W. Kamau Bell joked that someone should have stopped Spacey somewhere along the way.
That Kevin Spacey video is further proof that no matter how rich and famous you get you need at least 3 people in your life who have no problem telling you … pic.twitter.com/mvbJkWywEa
– W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) December 24, 2018
Most news stores characterized the video as "bizarre".
Earlier in the day, Spacey was burdened with pitfalling the 18-year-old son of a Boston TV anchor in 2016 – the first criminal case brought against the Oscar-winning actor since his career collapsed among a number of sexual neglects due to sexual neglect over a years ago .
Spacey, 59, is due in court on January 7 at the resort of Nantucket to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery, the Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O & # 39; Keefe stated in a statement Monday. Spacey could get up to five years in prison if convicted.
A criminal complaint was issued by a clerk at a hearing on Thursday, said Keefe.
Former news anchor Heather Unruh appeared in November 2017 to say that the actor put his hand in his son's pants at that time, and grabbed his sex at Club Car Restaurant on Nantucket in July 2016. Her son fled restaurant da Spacey went to use the bathroom, Unruh said at the time.
Unruh said her son did not report the attack right away because he was embarrassed.
"The complainant has shown a tremendous amount of courage to come forward," said Mitchell Garabedian, a lawyer for Unruh's son, in a statement Monday. "Let the facts be presented, relevant law applied, and a just and fair case rendered."
Spacey remains investigated for suspected sexual assault in Los Angeles for an incident that allegedly occurred in 2016. Prosecutors refused to appeal charges for 1992 because the allegation of limitations had run out.
He has also met charges of sexual abuse from his time as artistic director of London's Old Vic Theater.
The two-hour Oscar winner was among the earliest and greatest names involved in the # MeToo movement triggered by sexual assault and harassment claims against Hollywood's studio boss Harvey Weinstein in October 2017.
His first accusation, actor Anthony Rapp, said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26. Spacey said he didn't remember such a meeting but apologized for the allegations being true. Spacey also used the claim to reveal that he was gay.
Other prosecutors followed Rapp's management.
Spacey was later fired from the "House of Cards", the political drama he played in five seasons, and his performance as the oil type J. Paul Getty was cut from the completed movie "All the Money in the World" and resumed with actor Christopher Plummer. Some other projects he was involved in were hailed.
The case against Spacey represents a rare criminal prosecutor in the # MeToo era. Weinstein is awaiting trial in New York, but many other cases have been too old to prosecute, and some prosecutors have refused to cooperate with the authorities.