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Kevin Spacey Sued For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting a Masseur in Malibu in 2016

Just a few days after his “good friend” [and also, maybe, an out-of-touch, 83-year-old film and theater actress] Judi Dench defended him in Spain, Kevin Spacey has been filed another lawsuit, for allegedly sexually assaulting a masseur at a Malibu home in 2016. This case is downright graphic. You’ve been warned.

According to Deadline Hollywood, a lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court alleges the Billionaire Boys Club star forced a male massage therapist to “touch his scrotum, testicles and penis” before “pulling him in for an apparent attempted forced kiss.”

“During these assaults, plaintiff repeatedly asked Spacey to allow him to leave, but Spacey blocked access to Spacey’s massage table and the door with his naked body,” 

Spacey is being sued for sexual battery, gender violence, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment.

Following the assault, the alleged victim said to Spacey:

“What are you doing? This is ridiculous. I am a professional. This is what I do for a living. I have a son”.

The suit claims: “Spacey’s conduct was extreme and outrageous. Spacey acted with reckless disregard for plaintiff’s rights and feelings, and with deliberate indifference to the certainty that plaintiff would suffer emotional distress.

“As a direct and proximate result of Spacey’s actions, plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer severe mental anguish, emotional pain and distress, fear, humiliation, grief, embarrassment, nervousness, worry, anger, frustration, helplessness, nervousness , sadness, stress, mental and emotional distress, and anxiety.”

The alleged victim says he reported the incident to police when it happened. So far, authorities have yet to confirm or deny this.

Spacey is already being investigated in the U.S. and the U.K. for multiple alleged sexual assaults.

To read more: Deadline Hollywood.

Here is the graphic court document.


Note: This is the opinion of one Instinct Magazine contributor and does not reflect the views of Instinct Magazine itself or the fellow contributors.

Dame Judi Dench Says Kevin Spacey Has Been Treated Unfairly

Speaking at a press conference at the San Sebastien International Film Festival in Spain, Dame Judi Dench made a bold move by defending a certain persona non grata, actor Kevin Spacey.

Dench co-starred with Spacey in 2001’s The Shipping News. The picture shot right after the death of Dench’s husband. She told reporters at San Sebastien that Spacey was “an inestimable comfort” on the shoot, and that “he never mentioned he knew I was in a bad way.”

“He cheered me up and kept me going.”

To refresh: last October, Rent and Star Trek Discovery star Anthony Rapp told Buzzfeed that Spacey  made sexual advances when Rapp was a minor. This led to a swift, industry-wide fallout for the actor, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 30 men. He was replaced with Christopher Plummer in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, and he was unceremoniously killed off for the final season of House of Cards.

Dench told reporters in Spain that she’s 100% not on-board with Spacey’s removal from projects:

“I can’t approve, in any way, of the fact that – whatever he has done – that you then start to cut him out of films.”

She continues:

"Are we to go back throughout history and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or who has broken the law, or who has committed some kind of offense, are they always going to be cut out?

Are we going to extrude them from our history? I don’t know about the conditions of it, but nevertheless he is, and was, a most wonderful actor. And a good friend. I can’t imagine what he’s doing now.”

Do you think Kevin Spacey deserves a second chance? Do you disagree with the Dame? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

h/t: Variety

This Weekend's Box Office Is Great For Asian Representation, Terrible for Kevin Spacey

This was a red-letter weekend at the domestic box office for a few reasons. Let’s start with the tough break:

Billionaire Boys Club, which some naively expected could be a comeback for disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, is a jaw-hit-the-floor box office disaster.

At ten locations, Billionaire Boys Club grossed $126. That’s about enough to cover the cost of a brand new pair of sensible Nike running shoes.

That’s 1/ 841, 269th the North American opening day gross of Avengers: Infinity War.

Critics have dismissed Billionaire Boys Club, generally agreeing that it’s a third-rate, amateurish Wall Street/ Wolf of Wall Street knockoff with very little working for it. The picture co-stars Ansel Elgort and Emma Roberts. The drama is about a 1980s Ponzi scheme ring.

In the film, Spacey plays—check this out—an extremely wealthy man who abuses his power and takes advantage of people.

To refresh: last October, Rent and Star Trek Discovery star Anthony Rapp told Buzzfeed that Spacey  made sexual advances when Rapp was a minor. This led to a swift, industry-wide fallout for the actor, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 30 men. He was replaced with Christopher Plummer in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, and he was unceremoniously killed off for the final season of House of Cards.

Let’s wrap up with the bright side of this weekend’s box office: Warner Brothers’ Crazy Rich Asians is a triumph. The Singapore-set rom-com, first Hollywood studio release with an all-Asian cast since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club, is estimated to earn nearly $40 million in its first five days (it opened on Wednesday).

Crazy Rich Asians has received critical acclaim, boasting a juicy 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Many say it is the best romantic comedy released by a Hollywood studio in a decade or so. This is a watershed moment for Asian representation in the industry. Let's hope the diversity in big-budget filmmaking continues.

h/t: The Hollywood Reporter

Robin Wright Breaks Silence On Sex Abuse Allegations Against Kevin Spacey

Robin Wright, star of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, publicly addressed the allegations of sexual assault against former co-star Kevin Spacey for the first time.

Speaking to Savannah Guthrie of The Today Show this morning, Wright said:

“Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups where we would giggle. I didn’t really, I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is."

 

In the wake of Spacey's dismissal from the show, it's been announced that the final season of House of Cards will focus on Wright's character of "Claire Underwood." 

Wright's statement comes as more allegations of 'inappropriate behavior' by Oscar winner Spacey continue to pile up.  Three more men have come forward accusing Spacey of sexual assault.

All three men say the assaults took place in the 1990s in England. Police in the UK are now investigating six different accusations of assault by the actor.

Concurrently, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is looking into a 1992 accusation of sexual assault against Spacey.

It was in late October of 2017 that the Academy Award winner's career began to spin out from under him as Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp came forward during the surge of the #MeToo movement to accuse Spacey of making a sexual advance to him in the 1980s when Rapp was only 14-years-old.

Spacey responded by coming out via Twitter.

Almost immediately, an avalanche of other men came forward with their own reports of sexual impropriety. 

The 58-year-old actor was released from his starring role on House of Cards after several members of the cast and crew raised their own accusations.

Additionally, Spacey was also edited out of the movie All the Money in the World shortly before it’s release and replaced with Christopher Plummer, who would go on to be nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards for his work in the film.

According to reports, Spacey's agent and publicist have severed ties with the actor.

More Allegations Come Out About Defamed Star Kevin Spacey

We’ve got new Kevin Spacey allegations.

While the actor was hoping he could have his latest film The Billionaire Boys Club skate by without anyone noticing or causing an uproar, he was mistaken.

The latest man to share allegations of Spacey being way too handsy is Guy Pearce. Pearce took part in an interview with Australian talk show host Andrew Denton.

Pearce, who worked with Spacey in 1997 for the film LA Confidential, was asked by Denton about his experience with the now infamous star. The actor allegedly had Denton and the live studio audience laughing as he gave his thoughts on Spacey.

“Yeah... Tough one to talk about at the moment,” Pearce responded on Denton's chat show, Seven. ”Amazing actor; incredible actor. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy."

"Thankfully I was 29, and not 14," he added.

Spacey has been the focus of several sexual molestation and harassment allegations in the past year. The former House of Cards actor, though known in Hollywood for his sexual deviancy, got into trouble with the rest of the world when Broadway and Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp shared the story of Spacey coming onto him when he was a teenager.

Several allegations followed and Spacey’s career took a hit such as being fired from hit Netflix series House of Cards. But again, Spacey continues to act and has another movie coming out soon. Will Guy Pearce's words affect that? We shall see.

If you want to see the interview for yourself, it will air on Australian tv screens later tonight (July 3) on Australian network GWN7.

Kevin Spacey is Back in the "Billionaire Boys Club" Trailer

Kevin Spacey is back! Only, don’t call this a comeback. This is a movie the actor shot two years ago.

The trailer for The Billionaire Boys Club is out. In the film, Spacey plays—get this—an extremely wealthy man who abuses his power and takes advantage of people.

The movie, which kind looks like The Wolf of Wall Street if it were made by teenagers on a budget instead of Martin Scorsese, is about a 1980s Los Angeles Ponzi scheme ring. It features attractive young male stars Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton, and Emma Roberts dressed up as Pris from Blade Runner for some reason.

No, this isn’t a comeback. This is a distributor trying to eek out a profit for a movie they paid for long before sh*t went down. Still, it’s surprising, and a little unsettling, that Spacey is featured so prominently in the marketing.

Last October, Rent and Star Trek Discover star Anthony Rapp told Buzzfeed that Spacey  made sexual advances when Rapp was a minor. This led to a swift, industry-wide fallout for the actor, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 30 men.

Shortly after Rapp’s bombshell, director Ridley Scott and Sony Pictures made international headlines with an Eleventh Hour decision to remove Spacey from the historical thriller All the Money in the World, replacing his screen time with Christopher Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty.

Netflix forcibly removed Spacey from the final season of House Cards, and now Robin Wright is the new President Underwood. That automatically means this is going to be the best House of Cards season in like five years.

The press tour for The Billionaire Boys Club—if there is one—sounds like it’s going to be a doozy. I kind of just want to grab a bucket of popcorn, sit on the sidelines and watch it all go down. It’s bound to be more entertaining than the movie itself.

The Billionaire Boys Club opens in limited theaters July 19, and you can see it if you’re interested!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oCY_mMvG9s

h/t: https://www.out.com/popnography/2018/6/14/kevin-spacey-stars-billionaire-boys-club-despite-numerous-sexual-assault-allegations

The Razzie Awards Honored Kevin Spacey & Other #TimesUp Villains With An "In Memoriam"

Even the Razzies are celebrating the ongoing #MeToo/#TimesUp movement.

Awards season was at its height this weekend with the Oscars and the Razzies celebrating the best and the worst of movie making respectively.

On Saturday (March 3), the 38th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, most commonly known as the Razzies, revealed the “winners” who made the worst contributions to Hollywood in 2017.

But that’s not all.

In a video, shared below, the Razzies also decided to include an “In Memoriam” to remember the Hollywood creatives and executives who were called out for their sexual harassing tyranny.

Some faces included in the video are Harvey Weinstein, Casey Affleck, Brett Ratner, Woody Allen, Lous C.K., Donald Trump, James Franco, and Kevin Spacey.

Spacey has seen his career utterly destroyed after Star Trek’s Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances at him when he was 14.

Spacey was quickly fired from his role in Netflix’s House of Cards and he was digitally removed from the movie All the Money in the World.

In addition, James Franco has taken a bit of a hit due to the allegations against him. Many believe he did not receive an Oscar nomination for his role in The Disaster Artist because of the many claims against him.

While we’re not sure if all the careers referenced in the video are totally dead, we can say that most of them are hurting.

As for the rest of the Razzies, several films/actors gained dishonorable mentions. Some "winners
 were, The Emoji Movie for Worst Picture, Tom Cruise winning Worst Actor for The Mummy, and Tyler Perry winning Worst Actress for BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween.