Following the breaking news that Kevin Spacey would face a charge of indecent assault against a teenager, the House of Cards star took to YouTube to post a freaky video, seemingly defending himself against the claims. The clip comes just a few hours after a number of media outlets reported that the Oscar-winning actor is being charged for felony sexual assault of a teenage boy in MA. This Monday, the actor uploaded a freaky video titled "Let Me Be Frank" to his personal YouTube channel.
It surfaced as news broke that Spacey - already a pariah in the stage and movie world - is to appear before a judge to answer one charge of indecent assault and battery.
In the Christmas Eve video, Kevin says, "I know what you want, you want me back". The video was called Let Me Be Frank, apparently a reference to Frank Underwood, the ruthless United States politician he played in the Netflix series House of Cards. They're just dying to have me declare that everything said is true, and that I got what I deserved.
Appropriately, the current top viewer comment on the YouTube video is, "2018 has been weird as hell".
A brief Snapchat video Unruh's son allegedly took on his phone - and which lawyers on both sides of the case now have copies of - shows someone's hand touching another person's shirt, but does not show anyone being groped, Jackson said. But mostly, I challenged you and made you think.
More than a dozen men have accused the actor of sexual misconduct.
The charge against Spacey follows an allegation in November 2017 by Boston television journalist Heather Unruh that her 18-year-old son was sexually assaulted by the actor at the Club Car restaurant and bar in Nantucket on July 7, 2016.
"Wouldn't that be easy if it was all so simple?" he continued.
But you wouldn't believe the worst without evidence, would you?
He also says, "I can promise you this".
So was Spacey back in character as Frank from House of Cards?
"Assume this goes to a jury trial: How are we going to find independent and impartial jurors who never saw this video, given the amount of traction and amount of views it's gotten?" says Tooson. You wouldn't rush to judgement without facts, would you?
Unruh's son's attorney, Mitchell Garabedian, released a statement on Monday in which he said that "the complainant has shown a tremendous amount of courage in coming forward", adding that he hopes to see "a just and fair verdict rendered".
Spacey also faces investigation by Scotland Yard for three separate sexual assault allegations from the mid-2000s.