Defense Against Kevin Spacey's Sexual Assault: My Dad Was A Neo-Nazi

Defense Against Kevin Spacey’s Sexual Assault: My Dad Was A Neo-Nazi

Kevin Spacey testified in his own defense on Monday, often crying on the stand as he vehemently disputed claims he sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rapp four decades ago, while offering a series of shocking claims about his past.

To begin with, the Card castle The actor quickly told the jury that his father was a neo-Nazi.

“My father was a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi,” Spacey said in Manhattan federal court, adding that he would listen to “hours and hours” of his beliefs.

“I never spoke about these things publicly. Never,” he continued.

The suit came as Spacey defended himself against Rapp’s $40 million civil lawsuit in New York, one of several sexual abuse claims against Spacey dating back decades.

Within hours, Spacey had tearfully apologized for coming out as gay in a statement addressing the sexual assault allegation against him when it first went public five years ago. In the statement, he said he had no recollection of the alleged encounter with Rapp and apologized “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”

On the stand, Spacey claimed the statement was prompted in part by a desire to dispel conspiracy theories that he had been on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedo island’ – and that he had been involved in the fake obsession. of the right known as Pizzagate. The actor claimed that although he met Epstein on a humanitarian trip to South Africa in 2016, he was not involved in the notorious pedophile’s nefarious activity.

“I’ve been accused by the gay community of trying to change the subject,” he said, after implying that he was basically forced into an apology rather than defending himself by his team of public relations.

Rapp alleges Spacey sexually assaulted him after a party in Manhattan in 1986 when he was just 14. Jurors will be tasked with deciding whether Spacey is liable for Rapp’s assault and battery claim after a judge on Monday dismissed another claim: that of intentionally inflicting emotional distress.

The denial of that claim was a blow to the highly publicized civil case against Spacey. It also marked another legal victory for the former Card castle actor, who has been accused of sexual assault or misconduct by at least a dozen people.

Judge Lewis Kaplan found that the intentional infliction of the emotional distress allegation essentially repeated Rapp’s assault and battery allegation against the 63-year-old actor. But he said he wouldn’t dismiss the case entirely.

“I’m not saying one way or the other. I’m just saying I’m not going to grant it now,” Kaplan said.

Spacey’s team began their defense with a video deposition from fellow actor John Barrowman. After the short deposition, Spacey spoke up, telling jurors that his father would ask him about his sexual orientation because of his interest in acting.

“My dad used to yell at me about the idea that I might be gay,” Spacey said. “He was yelling at me, ‘don’t be a’…he was using an f-word that was very derogatory to the gay community.”

After Rapp’s claims were first published in Buzzfeed in 2017, Spacey tweeted a statement where he came out gay.

On Monday, Spacey got emotional discussing the statement, saying he felt compelled to post a response. He said that at the time, the entertainment industry “was in shock” after the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and everyone “was worried about who was going to be next.”

“I was shocked, scared and confused,” he said. “I was literally confused. I didn’t know what to say to that. I had no memory of being alone with him.

The actor added that his team felt it was necessary to apologize for the allegations so he could not be accused of “victim blaming”.

“Take it seriously, not factually,” he said of their game plan. He also suggested that his decision to come out as gay was not driven by Rapp’s allegations, but was something he had been talking about for about a year and a half.

When he was on the helm himself, Rapp said Spacey invited him to a party at his Upper East Side apartment after the two had previously spent an evening with Barrowman. Spacey admitted going to a club with Rapp and Barrowman in May 1986, but said he was only interested in the latter, whom he believed to be “a man”. When asked by his lawyers if he wanted Rapp to join him and Barrowman that night, he said he had “no interest” in the 14-year-old’s presence.

But Rapp said he went to Spacey’s party alone after the night out with Barrowman and felt uncomfortable around so many adults. Then, he said, he went to Spacey’s room to watch TV.

Suddenly, Rapp said, a seemingly drunk Spacey was “standing in the doorway” and then lifting him up “like a groom carrying a bride over the threshold”. Rapp said Spacey then climbed on top of him and pressed his pelvis onto the teenager’s hip.

“It was very bad,” Rapp said on the stand. “I didn’t want him to, and I had no reason why he would. I felt like a deer in the headlights.

Spacey’s attorneys claimed Rapp’s allegations amounted to a story he fabricated in a fit of jealousy at The usual suspects acting career. On the stand, Rapp denied being jealous and disputed that he considered Spacey a “fraud” for not coming out sooner, saying he was perfectly happy with his own career.

But Spacey delved into the claim during his own testimony.

“To call someone a fraud is, I guess, to say they’re living a lie,” Spacey said Monday. “I wasn’t lying, I was just reluctant to talk about my personal life.”

Before Rapp spoke, a former New York Public Films coordinator told jurors that Spacey picked him up “by the crotch” during the work day in 1981. “He was wearing tight blue jeans and through the jeans I very clearly saw a really big erection,” testified Andrew Holzman, 68. “He kind of lifted me up by my crotch and kind of pushed me back onto my desk.”

Spacey denied the alleged incident at the Astor Library on Monday.

Despite the avalanche of claims against him dating back decades, Spacey dodged criminal charges in the United States as two potential lawsuits collapsed and one accuser died.

Previously in Rapp’s civil case, Kaplan launched a second plaintiff after he refused to reveal his identity. Spacey faces only one criminal case, in the UK.

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