Kevin Spacey shared a YouTube video titled "Let Me Be Frank" on his Twitter handle, where he breaks his silence through a cryptic message.
Kevin Spacey had truly lived the character of Frank Underwood in the political drama show House Of Cards. The award-winning actor was highly praised for his intense role by the fans and the critics. However, it all went downhill for Spacey after sexual harassment allegations were made against him in 2016.
According to Roling Stone, the actor was accused of touching a teenager inappropriately without his permission. The 18-year-old boy was the son of a Boston news anchor. This was not the only case where he has been accused of sexual abuse as many came forward with their horror tales about his behaviour. Now according to Entertainment Weekly, the actor shared a YouTube video titled "Let Me Be Frank" on his Twitter handle, where he breaks his silence through a cryptic message.
The actor shared the video on Monday in which he can be seen in the character of Frank Underwood, the role he played in the series House Of Cards. In the video, Spacey is giving out cryptic messages over his sexual misconduct allegations. He can be heard saying, "I know what you want, You want me back. Of course, some believed everything and have just been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all. They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved."
"Wouldn’t that be easy if it was all so simple? Only you and I both know it’s never that simple. Not in politics and not in life. But you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgments without facts, would you? Did you?” he adds. The actor was axed from House Of Cards last year after many accusations against him had surfaced. The show's final season came out in November and it showed Robin Wright taking over as lead after killing Spacey's character.
Kevin Spacey, in the guise of his #HouseOfCards character, says in a new video, "If I didn't pay the price for the things we both know I did, I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn't do" https://t.co/HJJvbRygrt pic.twitter.com/st3dow5YEX— Variety (@Variety) December 24, 2018
The video was Kevin Spacey's first public appearance after the Twitter apology he made in October 2017. Spacey's words in the video sound much more than just creepy as he says, "I know what you want. Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, it’s too powerful. I mean, after all, we shared everything, you and I. I told you my deepest darkest secrets, 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,” he added. The actor posted this right after the authorities had announced that he will be charged for sexually assaulting the teenage son of the Boston news anchor at a Nantucket bar in July 2016. The mother of the victim, Heather Unruh, spoke about the issue publicly accusing the actor of sexually assaulting her son.
After this incident was reported, a lot of other similar allegations came into light about the actor. In October 2017, actor-singer Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of trying to make unsavory advances towards him when he was just 14-years-old. The incident took place nearly 30 years ago when Rapp was attending a party at Spacey's apartment when he approached Rapp and threw him on a bed. Rolling Stone quoted Rapp talking about the sexual allegation.
“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. He followed me to the front door of the apartment, and as I opened the door to leave, he was leaning on the front door[frame], And he was like, ‘Are you sure you wanna go?’ I said, ‘Yes, good night,’ and then I did leave.” Said Rapp. Spacey also publicly came out as gay but the move faced severe backlash as many people criticized him for using it to deflect sexual assault allegations.
The actor also released a statement earlier apologizing to Rapp about his inappropriate behavior and said he was drunk at the time of incident. It read “the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” In August, the LAPD found 20 personal testimonies of inappropriate behavior when they investigated London's Old Vic Theatre where he had served as artistic director from 2004 to 2015. Even though Spacey has not commented on those allegations, his reputation is hard to fix.