UPDATE 10/20/2022: A jury found Kevin Spacey not liable in the $40 million civil lawsuit brought against him by Anthony Rapp that claimed battery, sexual assault, and emotional damages. The jury deliberated for just over an hour before returning with their verdict.
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Kevin Spacey is standing trial for allegations made by actor Anthony Rapp that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances to Rapp when he was just a minor.
And the trial has pried open some old wounds.
Spacey says that the reason he never came out publicly as gay was because of his father’s white supremacist and neo-Nazi beliefs.
On the stand, he explained, “My father was a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi. I have never talked about these things publicly ever. I grew up in a very complicated family dynamic.” Spacey described being “terrified” of his father as a life.
Rapp has accused Spacey of being a “fraud” for hiding his homosexuality, and Spacey responded to that allegation on the stand; “To call someone a fraud is to say someone is living a lie. I wasn’t living a lie. I was just reluctant to talk about my personal life.”
Initially, Rapp’s suit against Spacey included emotional distress, but Spacey scored an early win as the judge dismissed that component, leaving the suit with only battery charges.
Such a lame excuse.
House of Cards is who he really is!