- Kevin Spacey tweeted for the first time since October 2017 on Monday.
- His tweet contained a video inspired by his former Netflix show, “House of Cards,” titled “Let Me Be Frank.”
- It was posted just as news broke that he has been charged with sexual assault of an 18-year-old male in Massachusetts.
Kevin Spacey broke his social media silence on Monday by tweeting a video clip inspired by his former Netflix series, “House of Cards.” The tweet posted just as news broke that he’s being charged for felony sexual assault of a teenage boy in Massachusetts.
In the tweeted YouTube video, titled “Let Me Be Frank,” Spacey’s Frank Underwood is breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the camera as his character was known to do on the show. Standing at a kitchen counter with an apron with Santas printed on it, the character appeals to the viewers’ desire to have him back, their feelings of missing him, and appears to claim innoncence from accusations against him.
“I know what you want,” he begins. “Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, it’s too powerful. 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. So we’re not done, no matter what anyone says.”
He continues, “And besides, I know what you want: You want me back.”
He later states, “Anyhow, despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial, despite everything, despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good. And my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full tru-“
Let Me Be Frank https://t.co/OzVGsX6Xbz
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 24, 2018
As mentioned above, the tweet coincidentally posted just as news broke that Spacey will be arraigned next month in a Massachusetts court, according to the Boston Globe, in connection to an allegation that he sexually assaulted a teenager.
The charge stems from an alleged July 2016 incident in which former Boston TV news journalist Heather Unruh said that Spacey sexually assaulted her 18-year-old son, who she described as “starstruck” by Spacey and “straight,” at a Nantucket restaurant. Unruh said she filed a police report in late 2017.
If he’s found guilty, Spacey faces up to five years in prison or up to two-and-a-half years in jail or correctional institution and will need to register as a sex offender, according to the Globe.
Previously, Spacey had been accused of sexual assault in October 2017 by Anthony Rapp, when the “Star Trek: Discovery” actor was 14 and met Spacey, then in his 20s, at a party. There were at least 15 sexual misconduct accusations against Spacey by the end of 2017.
Spacey would later be fired from “House of Cards” and replaced in the movie “All the Money in the World” by Christopher Plummer. He’s currently under investigation for other allegations.
A legal representative for Spacey didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment on the charges and the tweeted video.
Read the full transcript of the video Spacey tweeted below:
“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. 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. So we’re not done, no matter what anyone says.
And besides, 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 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 judgement without facts, would you? Did you? No, not you. You’re smarter than that.
Anyway, all this presumption made for such an unsatisfying ending, and to think it could have been such a memorable send off. I mean, if you and I have learned nothing else these past years it’s that in life and art nothing should be off the table. We weren’t afraid, not of what we said and not of what we did, and we’re still not afraid. Because 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.
Of course they’re going to say I’m being disrespectful not playing by the rules. Like I ever played by anyone’s rules before. I never did and you loved it.
Anyhow, despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial, despite everything, despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good. And my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full tru-
Wait a minute. Now that I think of it, you never actually saw me die, did you? Conclusions can be so deceiving. Miss me?”
If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can visit RAINN or call its hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to receive confidential support from a trained staff member.
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