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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

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.