The disgraced actor Kevin Spacey recently came out unconcerned about the harassment, assault, and abuse scandals that are clouding his career. He said that there are people ready to hire him after he is cleared of the charges, according to The Daily Wire.
“The second that happens, they’re ready to move forward,” the American Beauty star told ZEITmagazin, adding that in 10 years the cases will go away and his work will live on. Spacey is now 63 years old and begins trial on June 28.
Spacey was accused of assaulting the 14-year-old Anthony Rapp in 1986. Spacey would have been 26 at the time. The allegation was uncovered in 2017 when the #MeToo movement was at its peak. Spacey took to Twitter to issue an apology to Rapp, but ultimately claimed that he did not remember the incident.
While Spacey did not admit to his behavior, he apologized for it, citing his drunkenness at the time. He continued to say that throughout his life he has had romantic relationships with both men and women but is now deciding to “live as a gay man.”
Rapp’s allegations led to 15 other allegations against Spacey and he is now facing 12 assault cases in the United Kingdom. He pleaded not guilty to all of them. Spacey spoke about how people are not coming forward to show their support because of the backlash they will face doing so. But he noted that the Rapp trial fell apart.
When the allegations came out in 2017, Netflix dropped “House of Cards.” Ridley Scott also removed Spacey from his movie, “All the Money in the World.” Scott re-filmed the scenes without the actor.
Spacey was doubtful he could make a reputational comeback in the media and has said that he is not going to go into his experience of facing the accusations.