Actor Kevin Spacey was just charged with sexually assaulting a teen boy, which is a felony, The Hollywood Reporter announced:
The Cape and Islands, Massachusetts, district attorney announced Monday that Kevin Spacey will face a charge of felony sexual assault, authorities told The Hollywood Reporter.
A public show-cause hearing was held for the case on Dec. 20 where Clerk Magistrate Ryan Kearney issued a criminal complaint for the charge “against Kevin S. Fowler, also known as Kevin Spacey,” THR confirmed.
The actor will be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, 2019.
The alleged assault on a male victim took place at a Nantucket bar in July 2016.
Last year, former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh held a press conference to share her son’s allegation of sexual assault against Spacey.
Her then 18-year-old son she said was sexually assaulted by Spacey inside the Club Car Restaurant on Nantucket.
Unruh says her son, who was not of legal drinking age, told Spacey he was and that the actor “bought him drink after drink after drink.”
“My son was a starstruck, straight 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim,” she said at the time. “When my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him.”
The New York Post reports on what happened after charges were announced:
Shortly after news of the charges broke, the disgraced actor tweeted a link to a bizarre three-minute video titled “Let Me Be Frank” in which he reprises his role of Underwood in the hit Netflix political drama.
Writers of the show killed off Spacey’s presidential character in the final season in response to the mounting sexual assault allegations.
“I know what you want. You want me back,” Spacey says in Underwood’s distinctive Southern drawl.
“Of course, some believed everything and have just been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all. They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and I got what I deserved … But you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgments without facts, would you?”
Here’s the bizarre tweet from Spacey:
Let Me Be Frank https://t.co/OzVGsX6Xbz
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 24, 2018
This is a developing story and we’ll update as we know more.