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Kevin Spacey Seeks Evaluation and Treatment After New Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Kevin Spacey 'Baby Driver' film premiere, London, UK - 21 Jun 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

When “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexually abusing him — or trying to do so — when he was only 14 years old, Spacey immediately came out with a statement saying that, although he didn’t remember any of it, he was sorry if something inappropriate did happen. Famously, he used this “opportunity” to come out as gay.

As Stephen Kruiser explained immediately after Spacey came out of the closet, however, the issue wasn’t his sexuality (it was rumored for years that Spacey was either homosexual or bisexual, which didn’t seem to interest most people) but that “he propositioned a minor.” Worse, according to Rapp, Spacey actually tried to force himself on him.

If Spacey thought the scandal would go away by coming out of the closet, he was sadly mistaken. In the days since, several more men have accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior, including Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos and American documentary filmmaker Tony Montana.

As a result, Spacey’s representative has announced that the Hollywood star “is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.” In other words, he’s opting for the Weinstein strategy: admit you made “mistakes,” instantly seek help, and pray that the world will forgive you and move on.

It remains to be seen if this strategy will work for Spacey. Although Netflix initially announced there would be no seventh season of House of Cards and that the sixth season would be the last one, the popular streaming service has now actually suspended production on that sixth season. Additionally, rumor has it that the upcoming Netflix biopic “Gore,” starring Spacey as Gore Vidal, may end up being shelved by Netflix.