Disgraced star Kevin Spacey is venting about his “painful” journey after being accused of a series of sexual assaults.
“I don’t think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017,” the 60-year-old said in a recent interview for the “Bits & Pretzels” podcast, which has been resurfaced.
The Oscar-winner, who has been accused of assault by more than a dozen men continued: “My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours.”
The former House of Cards star was ousted from the hit Netflix show after the allegations surfaced, and he likened his situation to that of people who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Spacey said: [“I don’t often like to tell people that I can relate to their situation because I think it undermines the experience that they may be having, which is their own unique and very personal experience. But in this instance, I feel as though I can relate to what it feels like to have your world suddenly stop. And so while we may have found ourselves in similar situations, albeit for very different reasons and circumstances, I still believe that some of the emotional struggles are very much the same. And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can’t go back to work or that you might lose your job and that it’s a situation that you have absolutely no control over.”] SOUNDCUE (:35 OC: . . .no control over.)
In October, he settled a lawsuit filed against him by an anonymous massage therapist who died in 2019.
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