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Kevin Spacey: 'Netflix Exists Because of Me'

Former 'House of Cards' star says platform was wrong to fire him over 'allegations alone'

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey isn't feeling very appreciated this holiday as a new interview finds the actor blasting his former employer Netflix, a platform he claims to have put "on the map." Spacey starred in Netflix's first original scripted series House of Cards , which was a big hit...

Audience Lauds Spacey's 'Cancel Culture' Lecture

Actor gets standing ovation during Oxford speech that included short Shakespeare performance

(Newser) - While one UK theater recently snubbed Kevin Spacey, canceling the world premiere of his latest film, another audience across the pond just gave the actor a standing ovation. Spacey, acquitted this summer by a London jury of sexual assault, delivered a lecture on Monday at the University of Oxford, in...

'Horrified' London Theater Nixes Spacey Film Premiere

Prince Charles Cinema cancels world's first showing of 'Control' due to actor's involvement

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey's face never makes a showing in the upcoming thriller Control, but his voice does—and that was apparently enough for a London movie theater, which has now canceled its planned world premiere of the film due to Spacey's involvement. In July, the 64-year-old actor was found...

Kevin Spacey Weeps as He's Found Not Guilty
Kevin Spacey Weeps
as He's Found Not Guilty

Kevin Spacey Weeps as He's Found Not Guilty

Actor is acquitted of sexual assault charges by a London jury

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey didn't just get emotional inside a London courtroom Wednesday when he was acquitted of sexual assault. Spacey shook the hands of several jurors on his way out of the building and kissed two security guards on the cheek before making a statement, per the New York Times ...

Elton John Testifies in Kevin Spacey Trial

Singer recalls the actor attending his party in 2001, and the timeline is important

(Newser) - The ongoing Kevin Spacey trial in London got an infusion of celebrity power on Monday: None other than Elton John testified. As the AP reports, John got roped into the trial because one of Spacey's accusers claims the actor groped him as they were on the way to the...

'Bollocks!' Spacey Has Heated Court Exchange

Prosecutor had a ready response for the actor's choice of words

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey returned to a court in London on Friday and continued to refute allegations that he committed sexual offenses against four male accusers years ago. One exchange in particular illustrates the tone of the trial. It began when prosecutor Christine Agnew accused the 63-year-old actor of grabbing a man'...

Spacey Latched on 'Like a Cobra': Accuser

One man says he awoke to find the actor performing oral sex on him

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey took a dramatic pause in his testimony Thursday and appeared to almost choke up as he recalled the "intimate" and "somewhat sexual" friendship he shared with a man now accusing the actor of violently groping him. "I never thought that [the man] I knew would...

Accuser: Spacey Hit on Me After Goof With His Dog

Actor's sex assault trial continues in the UK

(Newser) - As Kevin Spacey's sex assault trial continues in the UK, the jury on Tuesday heard a recorded police interview given by one of the alleged victims. The Guardian reports that in the interview, the man described being with friends at a pub in the Cotswolds and meeting Spacey there....

Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury
Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury

Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury

Sex assault trial begins at London's Southwark Crown Court

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey looked calm as he arrived at London's Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday to face charges that could see him jailed for life. The Oscar-winning actor, who smiled and waved at reporters, has said he is confident he'll be cleared of all 12 sex offense charges related...

Kevin Spacey Says He Has Job Offers Lined Up

Actor believes he will be acquitted in British sexual assault trial

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey's trial on sexual assault charges in the UK begins later this month—and the actor is aiming to make a comeback as soon as it's over. "I know that there are people right now who are ready to hire me the moment I am cleared...

Kevin Spacey Makes First Public Appearance Since 2017

He thanks Italian museum for having the 'balls' to honor him

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey, who was just hit with new sexual assault charges in November and pleaded not guilty to them three days ago, is fairly controversial these days. But not to the National Cinema Museum in Turin, Italy, which honored the actor with a lifetime achievement award Monday. Spacey, who attended...

New Sex Assault Charges for Kevin Spacey

7 charges in UK stem from alleged assaults on one man from 2001 to 2004

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey is now charged with sexually assaulting a fourth man in Britain. The actor who formerly ran London's Old Vic Theatre has pleaded not guilty to five sexual offenses against three men , now in their 30s and 40s, between 2005 and 2013, with the case headed to trial...

Jury Backs Spacey in Sexual Assault Trial

Panel deliberates less than 90 minutes in suit brought by fellow actor

(Newser) - A Manhattan jury found Kevin Spacey not liable Thursday for battery in a sexual abuse lawsuit brought by a fellow actor. The panel of six men and six women deliberated for less than 90 minutes, NBC News reports. When the verdict was read in court, Spacey hugged one of his...

Emotional Spacey Tells Court He Was Raised by a 'Neo-Nazi'

Actor takes stand for first time in New York trial

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey denied the sexual abuse allegations against him Monday in testimony that included an emotional description of an upbringing he described as "humiliating and terrifying." "I have never talked about these things publicly," Spacey said in federal court in New York, NBC News reports. "...

Anthony Rapp Acknowledges a Discrepancy in His Kevin Spacey Story

Actor concedes on the stand that he was not actually inspired by Lupita Nyong'o

(Newser) - While testifying Tuesday in Kevin Spacey's trial, Spacey's accuser Anthony Rapp acknowledged a discrepancy in his account of why he decided to come forward with sexual abuse accusations against the actor. In their opening statement, Rapp's lawyers said he was inspired to come forward after Lupita Nyong'...

Lawyer: Spacey Accuser Was 'Frozen' as Actor Lay on Him

Anthony Rapp is expected to testify himself as civil trial on alleged sex abuse continues in NY

(Newser) - If Kevin Spacey was bothered by the testimony this week of a man who says the actor sexually abused him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26, the 63-year-old actor didn't show it. NBC News reports Spacey "seemed relaxed" on the first day of his civil trial...

Kevin Spacey Goes on Trial in New York Thursday

Anthony Rapp alleges actor tried to abuse him when he was 14

(Newser) - Almost five years after Rent star Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of trying to molest him when he was 14 years old, Spacey's trial is set to begin in a federal court in New York City. Rapp is seeking $40 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the civil...

Judge: Kevin Spacey Owes House of Cards Producer $31M

Arbitrator's ruling has been upheld

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey has lost his bid to have an arbitrator's ruling against him thrown out and he now owes House of Cards production company MRC $31 million. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana upheld the 2020 ruling against Spacey on Thursday, Variety reports. He said that for...

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty, Faces Trial in UK Next Year

He's pleaded not guilty to 5 sexual assault charges

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey, who said in May that he would go to Britain to defend himself against sexual assault charges, will be going on trial next year. The actor arrived at London's famed Old Bailey court Thursday morning to formally enter a plea, Sky News reports. He pleaded not guilty...

Kevin Spacey Gets Bad News From Judge

Anthony Rapp's sexual assault lawsuit against him can move forward, judge rules

(Newser) - A sex-assault civil lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey can proceed in federal court in New York City, a federal judge ruled Monday, per the AP . Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said in a written ruling that the allegations that actor Anthony Rapp brought against Spacey established an issue of material fact...

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