Kevin Spacey Says He Pushed 'Boundaries' by Being 'Too Handsy'

Kevin Spacey Says He Pushed 'Boundaries' by Being 'Too Handsy'
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The Facts

  • In a wide-ranging interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan, actor Kevin Spacey addressed the sexual assault claims made against him, admitting to "pushing the boundaries" by being too "handsy" but rejecting this conduct was criminal.

  • The two-time Oscar winner was first accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 by actor Anthony Rapp. Spacey was acquitted of sex assault charges from four accusers in a UK trial in 2023, while a suit from Rapp was dismissed in 2022.

The Spin

Narrative A

Kevin Spacey is one of the most talented actors of his generation, and it is time for the court of public opinion to forgive him. Spacey has never been found guilty in a court of law, and it would be unjust to let unproven allegations destroy his career.

Narrative B

Spacey's sob story is convincing nobody. The actor has been accused of misconduct by more than 30 men, and there is a well-established pattern of behavior speaking to his predatory nature. This interview finally sees him admit to this, and while he is a fine actor, it is no excuse for the harm done to his victims.

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