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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is an American actor and producer best known for his roles in the Netflix series “House of Cards,” for which he received 10 Emmy nominations between 2013-2017, and the Academy-award winning film “The Usual Suspects.” He received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.

  1. 17 June 2021

    C.D.’s Claim Against Spacey Is Dismissed

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  2. 22 May 2021

    Spacey Will Cameo in “The Man Who Drew God”

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  3. 9 September 2020

    Rapp Sues Spacey for Sexual Misconduct

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  4. April 2020

    Critics Slam Spacey for Comparing Harassment Fallout to Pandemic

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  5. 4 April 2020

    Spacey Compares Fallout From Harassment Allegations to COVID-19 Pandemic

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  6. 30 December 2019

    Massage Therapist’s Estate Drops Case Against Spacey

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  7. July 2019

    Attorney Drops Will Little Criminal Case Due to Lack of Witnesses

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  8. July 2019

    Will Little Drops Civil Lawsuit Against Spacey

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  9. 24 December 2018

    Spacey Channels “House of Cards” Character in Christmas Video

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  10. 2 November 2018

    Final Season of “House of Cards” Is Released Without Spacey

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  11. 28 September 2018

    Massage Therapist Sues Spacey for Assault and Battery

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  12. 18 July 2018

    “Billionaire Boys Club” Earns $126 Opening Day

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  13. 28 February 2018

    The Kevin Spacey Foundation UK Closes

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  14. December 2017

    LA Police Investigate 1992 Spacey Incident

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  15. 13 December 2017

    Scotland Yard Confirms Third Spacey Investigation

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  16. 8 December 2017

    King of Norway’s Former Son-in-Law Says Spacey Groped Him

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  17. 22 November 2017

    Scotland Yard Confirms Second Spacey Investigation

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  18. 20 November 2017

    Morrissey Defends Spacey in Interview

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  19. 16 November 2017

    Old Vic Investigation Reveals 20 Incidents Involving Spacey

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  20. 9 November 2017

    Spacey Replaced in “All the Money in the World”

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  21. 9 November 2017

    Tony Montana Claims Spacey Groped Him in 2003

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  22. 8 November 2017

    Heather Unruh Accuses Spacey of Assaulting Her Son

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  23. 5 November 2017

    Barman Accuses Spacey of Unwanted Sexual Advances

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  24. 4 November 2017

    London Police Investigate Alleged Assault

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  25. 4 November 2017

    Netflix Pulls Spacey From “House of Cards” and Cancels “Gore” Release

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  26. 4 November 2017

    Spacey Denies Groping Harry Dreyfuss

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  27. 4 November 2017

    Harry Dreyfuss Alleges Spacey Groped Him in 2008

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  28. 2 November 2017

    CAA Talent Agency and Publicist Cut Ties With Spacey

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  29. 2 November 2017

    Representatives Confirm Spacey Is Seeking Treatment

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  30. October 2017

    Critics Reject Spacey’s Response to Rapp

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  31. October 2017

    LGBTQ+ Community Rebukes Timing of Spacey’s Coming Out

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  32. October 2017

    Supporters Argue Rapp’s Accusations Are Fake

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  33. 31 October 2017

    Bartender Says Spacey Exposed Himself in Public

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  34. 31 October 2017

    Old Vic Theatre Responds to Spacey’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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  35. 31 October 2017

    Spacey’s 2017 Emmy Nomination Is Withdrawn

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  36. 30 October 2017

    Roberto Cavazos Recounts Nasty Encounter With Spacey

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  37. 30 October 2017

    Netflix Responds to Spacey Allegations

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  38. 30 October 2017

    Celebrities Slam Spacey on Twitter

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  39. 29 October 2017

    Kim Richards Supports Spacey in Tweet

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  40. 29 October 2017

    Spacey Comes Out as Gay on Twitter

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  41. 29 October 2017

    Spacey Tweets That He Has No Memory of Incident With Rapp

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  42. 29 October 2017

    Anthony Rapp Accuses Spacey of Sexual Misconduct

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  43. 13 October 2017

    Heather Unruh Tweets That Spacey Assaulted a Loved One

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  44. 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II Awards Spacey an Honorary Knighthood

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  45. 2013

    Spacey Debuts As Frank Underwood in Series “House of Cards”

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  46. 1999

    Spacey Wins Academy Award for “American Beauty”

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  47. 1995

    Spacey Wins Academy Award for “The Usual Suspects”

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  48. 1991

    Spacey Wins Tony Award for “Lost in Yonkers”

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  • #Sexual Misconduct
  • #Sexual Assault

In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp released an interview with Buzzfeed News in which he accused Kevin Spacey of making sexual advances toward him when Rapp was just 14 years old. 

Later that day, Spacey tweeted his response that he had no memory of the encounter, and he also publicly came out as gay. In response, many in the LGBTQ+ community criticized the timing of his announcement, some arguing that it supported the false stereotype that homosexuals are abusive. 

Between October 2017 and September 2018, additional accusations of sexual misconduct were voiced by Will Little, Daniel Beal, Harry Dreyfuss, Kris Nixon, Tony Montana, Roberto Cavazos, and Ari Behn, as well as an anonymous massage therapist and former employees at The Old Vic theatre in London.

In the wake of these allegations, Spacey was booted from Netflix’s “House of Cards,” many collaborators and fans cut ties, and the Kevin Spacey Foundation UK closed its doors.

On October 13, 2017, former television news anchor Heather Unruh tweeted that Kevin Spacey had “assaulted'' one of her “loved [ones].” The original tweet has since been deleted.

Heather Unruh deleted tweet, text reads: "The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me-- #truth time. I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell"

At a press conference held on November 8, 2017, Unruh accused Spacey of sexually assaulting her then-18-year-old son Will Little at a bar in Nantucket, Mass. in July of 2016. She alleged that Spacey had bought her son alcohol—despite the legal drinking age in the U.S. being 21 years—and had gotten him drunk before Spacey "stuck his hand inside [her] son's pants and grabbed his genitals." Spacey allegedly invited Little to a party, but Little ran from the bar once Spacey went to the bathroom.

In the press conference, Unruh confirmed that a criminal investigation was underway. The investigation culminated in a civil lawsuit filed at the Nantucket Superior Court in June 2019 by Will Little’s family. The case fell apart when it was revealed that Heather Unruh had deleted texts from Will Little’s phone chronicling the time frame in which he was allegedly assaulted. When the court demanded that Will Little produce the phone as evidence, he was unable to do so and pleaded the fifth, invoking his constitutional right against self-incrimination. 

Little’s family dropped the civil lawsuit shortly afterwards. The criminal case, in which Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery against Will Little, was subsequently dropped by Attorney Michael O'Keefe "due to the unavailability of the complaining witness." 

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On October 29, 2017, actor Anthony Rapp released an interview with Buzzfeed News in which he accused Kevin Spacey of making sexual advances toward him at a 1986 party at Spacey’s apartment, when Rapp was just 14 years old. 

According to Rapp’s testimony, he was the only child at the party and got bored, so he retired to Spacey’s bedroom to watch TV. Sometime after midnight, Spacey appeared in the doorway, swaying, and Rapp had the impression that Spacey was drunk. Said Rapp: “[Spacey] picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don't, like, squirm away initially, because I'm like, 'What's going on?' And then he lays down on top of me. He was trying to seduce me. I don't know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”

Although Spacey continued to press his body against Rapp, Rapp managed to squirm away after a short period. Rapp locked himself in the bathroom briefly to collect himself, and then left the apartment. Rapp stated that his 2017 Buzzfeed News interview was the first time that he publicly acknowledged the incident. 

In response to Rapp’s October 2017 Buzzfeed interview, in which Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances towards him when he was 14 years old, Spacey tweeted a statement: “I honestly do not remember the encounter,” but went on to say that “if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” 

In response to his statement tweeted on October 29, critics slammed Spacey on social media for his lack of ownership.

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In the same statement tweeted October 29, 2017, Spacey acknowledged that “I now choose to live as a gay man.” This was the first time that Spacey had publicly addressed his sexuality, and many members of the LGBTQ+ community criticized the timing of his announcement, with some arguing that it perpetuated the myth that homosexuals are pedophiles.

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Multiple celebrities took to Twitter and slammed Spacey’s response to Rapp’s allegations.

Actor Zachary Quinto tweeted his response to Spacey’s coming out, criticizing Spacey for using it “as a calculated manipulation to deflect attention from the very serious accusation that he attempted to molest [a kid] … May Anthony Rapp’s voice be the one which is amplified here.”

Actress and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell tweeted her response to Spacey’s original statement, rejecting his apology and confirming that, “like Harvey [Weinstein], we all knew about [you].”

Actress Sue Perkins tweeted her critique of Spacey’s original statement, pointing out how Spacey “[stays] silent on [his] sexuality until the time comes when [he] can conflate it with an alleged sexual assault on a minor.”

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Netflix and “House of Cards” producer Media Rights Capital released a joint statement on October 30, 2017, in response to the allegations made by Rapp against Spacey:

Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”

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In a Facebook update posted on October 30, 2017, Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos recounted "a couple of nasty encounters" with Spacey that were “on the verge of being called harassment" while working at The Old Vic theatre in London. He also stated that such encounters with Spacey were so common among Old Vic employees that it became a running joke, albeit “in very poor taste.”


Posted by Roberto Cavazos on Monday, October 30, 2017

In an interview with The Sun released on October 31, 2017, British bartender Daniel Beal alleged that Spacey had purposefully exposed himself to Beal in 2010. 

Beal had been working at the Goodwood Park Hotel in West Sussex, where Spacey was a customer. Beal claimed that “every time I tried to give him a drink he’d touch my hand in a weird way.” That same evening, while Beal was taking a smoke break on a bench near the hotel, Spacey allegedly approached Beal and exposed his genitals, saying, “It’s big, isn’t it?” Said Beal: “He leaned over and tried to pull my hand towards it. I went back inside.”

Beal claims that Spacey followed him back into the hotel and gifted him an IWC Portofino watch, which Beal later sold for £3,200.

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On October 31, 2017, The Old Vic—a theatre in London where Spacey served as Artistic Director between 2004–2015—released a statement in response to Rapp’s allegations against Spacey. Leadership stated that they were “deeply dismayed” at the allegations and confirmed that “inappropriate behaviour by anyone working at The Old Vic is completely unacceptable.” The statement concluded by providing an email address through which they would address any employee’s “complaint[s] that you were unable to raise [at the time].” 

In a follow-up statement released by The Old Vic on November 16, 2017, it was confirmed that the theatre’s investigation into Spacey’s tenure as Artistic Director had resulted in 20 personal testimonies of “alleged inappropriate behaviour” by Spacey between 1995–2013; the theatre stated that no correspondents were minors at the time the incidents reportedly took place. Three employees who gave testimony against Spacey confirmed that they had also gone to the police.

In an interview released November 4, 2017 through Buzzfeed News, actor Harry Dreyfuss, son of actor Richard Dreyfuss, claimed that Spacey had groped him in 2008 when Harry was 18 years old, while Harry and his father were visiting Spacey’s apartment for a script-reading. Harry concluded, “Now, having had nine years to process it, it finally is clear to me how wrong Kevin’s behavior was … I did a lot of mental gymnastics to normalize my experience.”

On November 4, 2017, The Sun reported an anonymous testimony from an actor who claims that he passed out while smoking cannabis with Spacey in 2008. The victim woke up to find Spacey performing oral sex on him; he told Spacey to stop and immediately fled the scene. In the same article, The Sun reported that the victim had brought the matter to the London police.

According to the BBC, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they were investigating an alleged assault on a man from 2008, but they did not specify whether or not the allegation had been made against Kevin Spacey. 

As of September 2021, this investigation is still ongoing. 

In an interview published by The Sun on November 5, 2017, bartender Kris Nixon accused Spacey of multiple unwanted sexual advances. At a 2007 party, Nixon claims that Spacey sat next to him on a couch, looked at him “for a weirdly uncomfortable length of time” and “then grabbed [Nixon’s] dick over [his] trousers” while telling him, “I could blow you better than [your girlfriend] could.” Nixon immediately left the party with his girlfriend. 

Spacey allegedly approached Nixon again while he was bartending, but Nixon barged past him. Minutes later, when Spacey tried to order a drink, Nixon told him to “fuck off.”

In an interview with ABC’s “Nightline” on November 9, 2017, filmmaker Tony Montana claimed that Spacey had groped him at a Los Angeles bar in 2003. Allegedly, Spacey had sat down next to Montana and put his hand under the bar where he grabbed Montana’s genitals. "I had never been groped before,” Montana recalled. “And [Spacey] looked at me and he said … ‘This designates ownership.’”

Tony Montana fully supported Rapp’s testimony about Spacey’s unwanted sexual advances and stated that “I would not have come forward had Anthony [Rapp] not come forward. My reaction was, ‘This happened to somebody else.’”

On November 22, 2017, Scotland Yard confirmed that it was investigating a new allegation against Spacey, this time for an incident of sexual assault that allegedly took place with a man in South London in 2005. 

On December 13, 2017, Scotland Yard began investigating a third claim, in which a man alleged that he was assaulted by Spacey in Westminster, London, also in 2005. Although Scotland Yard did not name Spacey as the accused, they did confirm that “the alleged perpetrator is the same person who was the subject of two earlier complaints.”

As of September 2021, both investigations are still ongoing.

In a radio interview with Norwegian radio station P4 on December 8, 2017, Ari Behn, the former son-in-law of Norway’s King Harald V, stated that Spacey had groped him after a Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2007. 

In the original interview, which was translated from the Norwegian, Behn stated: “[Spacey and I] had a great talk, he sat right beside me. After five minutes he said, 'Hey, let's go out and have a cigarette,’ then he puts his hand under the table and grabs me by the balls." In an effort to put off Spacey, Behn responded, “Er, maybe later.” 

Summing up the experience, Behn concluded, “I am a generous person, but this was a bit more than I had in mind."

In December 2017, Los Angeles police began investigating an alleged 1992 incident involving Spacey and a man in West Hollywood. The investigation was widely reported by the BBC in April 2018, although the exact nature of the incident was not specified.

Almost a year later, in September of 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office confirmed that they were unable to prosecute Spacey, as the alleged incident had passed outside California's statute of limitations.

Kevin Spacey released a YouTube video on April 4, 2020—just ten days after most U.S. states activated their shelter-in-place mandatein which he compared his own insecurity resulting from the fallout of multiple sexual harassment allegations in 2017 to the anxiety that many were feeling in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the comments, many fans thanked Spacey and praised him for his honesty.

Comment from YouTube user Chris Zajac: "I miss your rolls and still watch them regularly. Hope to see you back in front of the camera again. If no one will hire you then make a project yourself and distribute it yourself!"

Comment from YouTube user Bea Wesley: "Thank you for your message, your so right.It's good to hear you being positive. We miss you sir! Hope to see you on the big screen soon!"

Comment from YouTube user Helena Giszter: "It seems at this point Spacey is probably in the position to win any defamation lawsuit against Old Vic, Netflix, BBC, Sir Ridley Scott, Anthony Rapp or anybody of his Twitter accusers. He behaves quite classy being just a private person recovering from the trauma of crushing dreams and plans."

Critics, however, slammed Spacey for lack of self-awareness.

On September 28, 2018, a massage therapist—who initially wished to remain anonymous—filed a lawsuit against Spacey for sexual battery, battery, assault and false imprisonment, accusing Spacey of grabbing his genitals during a massage session and repeatedly demanding the right to give him a blowjob. 

On September 18, 2019, a court filing revealed that the massage therapist had died, although the circumstances and date were not disclosed. On December 30, 2019, the accuser’s estate voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice.

On September 9, 2020, Rapp and an anonymous man, referred to in court as “C.D.,” filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan against Spacey for sexual assault. No criminal charges were filed in association with the case. 

Rapp had previously given testimony in his 2017 interview with Buzzfeed News that Spacey had allegedly made sexual advances towards him when Rapp was 14 years old. C.D. added his own testimony that in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, Spacey had invited him to his apartment on multiple occasions and “engaged in sexual acts” with him, with their final encounter ending with sexual assault after C.D. had resisted Spacey and said “no.” 

The plaintiffs’ attorney Peter Saghir confirmed that the lawsuit was being brought under the Child Victims Act, which allows victims of childhood sex abuse to press charges as late as age 55.

On June 17, 2021, C.D.’s claim was dismissed, after C.D. refused to openly use his name in court proceedings. Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled that “the threat of significant media attention—however exacerbated by the modern era—alone does not entitle a plaintiff to the exceptional remedy of anonymity … Accordingly, C.D.’s privacy interest—despite the publicity this case may generate—does not outweigh the prejudice to Spacey and the presumption of open judicial proceedings.”

As of September 2021, Rapp’s legal case is still ongoing. 

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In response to Anthony Rapp’s original interview released on October 29, 2017, in which he accused Spacey of sexual misconduct, many critics questioned whether Rapp’s account was true. Some argued that if the incident had really occurred, Rapp would have come forward about it sooner.

In response to Rapp’s October 2017 Buzzfeed interview, in which he accused Spacey of making sexual advances toward Rapp when Rapp was 14 years old, Spacey tweeted a statement: “I honestly do not remember the encounter.” Spacey went on to say that “if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” 

In response to Spacey’s statement, many fans tweeted their continued support.

Kim Richards, CEO and Chairman of Allied Artists, tweeted his support in response to Spacey’s original statement: “If true, acting on impulse while inebriated speaks to over-indulgence, not predatory behavior. You’re good & decent, deserving forgiveness.”

On November 2, 2017, representatives for Spacey released a statement confirming that he was "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment." The specific nature of treatment was not given.

In an interview released November 4, 2017, actor Harry Dreyfuss accused Spacey of groping him in 2008. In the same article, Buzzfeed News confirmed that Spacey’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, had responded: “Let me be clear, Mr. Spacey absolutely denies the allegations.”

In an interview with Dier Spiegel on November 20, 2017, Morrissey,the former frontman for the English rock band the Smiths, stated that he felt “Spacey was attacked unnecessarily” and called the decision to replace him in “All the Money in the World” “ridiculous.”

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On December 24, 2018, Spacey released a video on YouTube titled “Let Me Be Frank. It was the first video that Spacey had released since Rapp’s allegations of sexual misconduct in October 2017. 

In the video, Spacey spoke as his “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood, making veiled references to his character’s death in the final season of “House of Cards”—“You never actually saw me die, did you?”and to Spacey’s own sexual harassment allegations:“You wouldn’t rush to judgment without facts, would you?”

Critics and fans alike were equally confused with the video’s true meaning, as shown in the top YouTube comments.

Comment from YouTube user NateIsLame: "2018 has been weird as hell"

Comment from YouTube user MrSHADOWANGEL999: "many actors get in character, but I think this is the first time I've seen a character get in actor"

Comment from YouTube user Lil Freezie: "This is the cannon ending. House of Cards was about one of the greatest actors in history being accused of harassment and eventually becoming Frank himself, thus destroying the line between fiction and reality."

Comment from YouTube user Linus: "If he is innocent, this is brilliant. If he is guilty, this is disturbing."

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Netflix and “House of Cards” producer Media Rights Capital released a joint statement on October 30, 2017, in response to the allegations made by Anthony Rapp against Spacey. In the statement, they confirmed that “executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”

In a follow-up statement released on November 4, 2017, Netflix and Media Rights Capital confirmed that Spacey would not be appearing in future seasons of “House of Cards,” and that Netflix would not be releasing Spacey’s upcoming film “Gore,” starring Spacey as writer Gore Vidal. Netflix and Media Rights Capital also announced that they were currently negotiating whether production of “House of Cards,” which was suspended on October 31, 2017, could resume without Spacey. 

When the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” was released on November 2, 2018, it was revealed that Kevin Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, had mysteriously died.  

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On October 31, 2017, it was announced that although Spacey had previously been nominated for the International Emmy Founders Award due to his “creative accomplishments [contributing] in some way to the quality of global television production," the award was being withdrawn "in light of recent events"—namely, Rapp’s allegations against Spacey of sexual misconduct.  

On November 2, 2017, Deadline confirmed that the CAA Talent Agency, who had represented Spacey professionally for eight years, was cutting ties with the actor following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Publicist Staci Wolf of Polaris PR also confirmed that she would no longer be representing Spacey. 

On November 9, 2017 BBC News confirmed that Kevin Spacey was going to be replaced in the upcoming film “All the Money in the World.” Despite the fact that all of his scenes had already been shot, the production company opted to re-shoot all the necessary scenes with Christopher Plummer replacing Spacey in the role of Jean Paul Getty. 

The film was released as scheduled on December 17, 2018. 

The Kevin Spacey Foundation UK closed its doors on February 28, 2018. The charitable organization issued a statement saying: “The Trustees have reached the conclusion that the work of the Kevin Spacey Foundation UK is no longer viable and as such the Foundation will be closing on the 28 February 2018.”

On July 18, 2018, “Billionaire Boys Club”—the first film featuring Spacey to be released after multiple allegations of sexual harassment—opened in theaters. People Magazine reported that on its opening day the movie only pulled in a $126 profit. In the end, the film recouped about $2.7 million of its $15 million budget. 

Vertical Entertainment, the studio that produced the film, had previously released a statement acknowledging their choice to release the film even after the allegations against Spacey came to light: “We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior—that were not publicly known when the film was made almost 2.5 years ago—do not tarnish the release.”

On May 22, 2021, ABC News reported that Kevin Spacey would be making his return to the big screen in the Italian film "L'uomo Che Disegno Dio,” or “The Man Who Drew God." Spacey is slated for a cameo role as a police detective. Director Franco Nero told reporters that he was “very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film … I consider him a great actor and I can't wait to start the movie."