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Kevin Spacey Released A Bizarre Video After Being Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

In the video, Spacey seems to reference the allegations against him through acting as his former House of Cards character, Frank Underwood.

Posted on December 24, 2018, at 3:54 p.m. ET

Following news that he'd been slapped with felony charges of sexual assault, Kevin Spacey released a bizarre video in which he, acting as his House of Cards character, seemed to respond to the multiple allegations against him.

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On Thursday, Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery for an alleged incident that occurred in July 2016 in Massachusetts, the Cape and Islands District Attorney's office told BuzzFeed News.

The charges come after former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh alleged in November 2017 that Spacey had groped her then–18-year-old son at a local restaurant the year prior.

At a news conference at the time, Unruh said her son met Spacey at the Club Car restaurant on Nantucket in July 2016 and was "star-struck." The actor allegedly bought him "drink after drink” before reaching his hand down the teenager's pants and groping his genitals.

The teenager, whom Unruh did not name, was allegedly approached by a woman while Spacey was in the bathroom. She asked if he was okay and told him to run away, and he did.

"Shame on you for what you did to my son," Unruh said at the news conference.

In October 2017, Rent actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed News Spacey had made an unwanted sexual advance on him when he was 14. Since then, many more men have accused Spacey of sexual assault. Spacey was fired from his hit Netflix show House of Cards as a result.

Unruh first hinted at her son's allegations on Twitter — saying the Weinstein scandal "has emboldened me" — about two weeks before Rapp made the first public accusations against Spacey.

The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me-- #truth time. I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell

Following reports of the criminal complaint against him, Spacey released a video Monday in which he appeared to reference the allegations against him through acting as his former House of Cards character, Frank Underwood.

The video, titled "Let Me Be Frank," was posted on YouTube and tweeted from Spacey's account.

Let Me Be Frank https://t.co/OzVGsX6Xbz

"I know what you want," Spacey says in the video. "Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, it's too powerful.

"And after all, we shared everything, you and I," he continues. "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."

People think the video is all sorts of baffling and disturbing.

What the hell did I just watch?! https://t.co/U6YkEpissU

@KevinSpacey "You know what would redeem my public image!? If I juxtapose my sexual misconduct with the crimes of my murderous, corrupt, villainous character! That'll make people love me again!"

Kevin Spacey trying to stage a comeback by denying sexual assault allegations in a Christmas themed House of Cards fan fiction video is certainly a late 2018 plot twist I didn't see coming https://t.co/N7YxWyoOYQ

Spacey will be arraigned in Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, according to the district attorney's office.

A lawyer for Spacey did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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