Kevin Spacey says he’s selling home to pay legal bills

An emotional Kevin Spacey speaks

Source: Piers Morgan Uncensored

Actor Kevin Spacey says his home is being sold to settle legal bills following allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.

The two-time Oscar winner, known for the US adaptation of House of Cards along with American Beauty, was found not guilty during a London trial after being accused of sexual offences.

Spacey became emotional when he was asked on YouTube channel Piers Morgan Uncensored about how he is living at the moment.

“This week, where I have been living in Baltimore is being foreclosed on, my house is being sold at auction,” he replied in the episode posted on Tuesday (local time).

“I have to go back to to Baltimore and put all my things in storage. So the answer to that question is I’m not quite sure where I’m going to live now, but I’ve been in Baltimore … since we started shooting House of Cards there … I moved there (to the city) in 2012.”

When asked why, he replied saying: “I can’t pay the bills that I owe.

“A couple of times when I thought I was going to file [for bankruptcy], but we’ve managed to sort of dodge it, at least as of today.”

Spacey said he owed “many millions” of dollars due to legal bills, and appeared to wipe away tears at points during the lengthy interview, which was conducted in person.

He was sacked from Netflix’s House of Cards when the 2017 allegations emerged during the show’s sixth season. He was also later edited out of the movie All The Money In The World and replaced by Christopher Plummer, who had to reshoot scenes at the last minute.

Spacey won a US civil lawsuit after being accused of an unwanted sexual advance at a party in 1986, and in 2023 was acquitted at Southwark Crown Court after being accused of sexually assaulting four men between 2001 and 2013.

He has always denied any criminal wrongdoing, and misconduct allegations.

Spacey admitted to British journalist Morgan he had been “pushing the boundaries”.

When asked how, he said: “Being too handsy, touching someone sexually in a way that I didn’t know at the time they didn’t want.”

“I have caressed people, I have been gentle with people, that is the way that I am,” he added in response to accusations.

“You’re making a pass at someone, you don’t want to be aggressive. You want to be gentle. You want to see if they’re going to respond positively.

“They should let you know they don’t want to do it so that you can understand it’s non-consensual and stop.”

'Spacey Unmasked' trailer

Source: Investigation Discovery

The actor also denied fresh claims of inappropriate behaviour that aired in a Channel 4 documentary titled Spacey Unmasked, which he criticised.

Spacey Unmasked is an important film exploring the balance of power and inappropriate behaviour in a work environment, aiming to give a voice to those who have previously been unable to speak out,” a spokesperson for Channel 4 previously said.

In 2022, Spacey was sued at the High Court in London by a man who claimed he had been sexually assaulted by the actor and suffered “psychiatric damage”.

The case was paused during his criminal trial, but has since restarted following a hearing in May.

Famous faces including Sharon Stone, Liam Neeson and Stephen Fry campaigned for Spacey’s return to acting in statements to the Telegraph newspaper in May.

“He is also one of our finest artists in the theatre and on camera. Personally speaking, our industry needs him and misses him greatly,” a “deeply saddened” Neeson said.

Spacey’s two Academy Awards were for best supporting actor for The Usual Suspects in 1996 and best actor in 2000 for American Beauty, which also secured him a Bafta for leading actor.

-with AAP

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