Entertainment NewsKevin Spacey Slams Upcoming Documentary 'Spacey Unmasked' as 'One-Sided"

Kevin Spacey Slams Upcoming Documentary ‘Spacey Unmasked’ as ‘One-Sided”

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Key Takeaways:

– Kevin Spacey criticises upcoming documentary, ‘Spacey Unmasked,' labeling it a one-sided desperate attempt for ratings.
– He claims Channel 4 did not give him enough time to respond to new allegations made against him in the documentary.
– Despite various accusations, Spacey has never been convicted or liable in criminal or civil court.
– Spacey was also acquitted from a U.K. trial of sexual offenses against four men in 2023.
– He won a civil lawsuit against Rapp who accused him of sexual battery in 2022.

Acclaimed actor Kevin Spacey has voiced criticisms against a forthcoming investigative documentary set to broadcast on U.K.'s Channel 4 and in the U.S. via Warner Discovery. Allegedly exposing unreported aspects of his sexual conduct, Spacey dubbed the project ‘Spacey Unmasked' as a ‘one-sided' and ‘desperate endeavor' and confirmed that he was not accorded satisfactory time to respond to allocations made in the film.

Spacey's Rebuttal to Channel 4's Documentary

The controversial piece, in since 2022, comprises heretofore unseen interviews as it explores the actor's sexual conduct allegations. Spacey, who, over the years, has faced multiple charges of sexual assault, has managed to steer clear of legal conviction.

On his social media account, Spacey stated, “Over the last week, I have repeatedly requested that @Channel4 afford me more than 7 days to respond to these allegations and provide me with sufficient details to investigate these matters.” Channel 4, however, insisted that asking for a response within seven days to fresh, anonymised, and nonspecific allegations represents a ‘fair opportunity' for Spacey to deny any allegations against him.

Spacey believes he is targeted by what he terms a ‘dying network,' in a one-sided documentary aiming to increase their viewership ratings. He declares the right forum for handling these allegations is not Channel 4, but in a proper judicial setting.

‘Spacey Unmasked': The Documentary

The two-part series, ‘Spacey Unmasked,' is described by as “a forensic look at a man who was once one of the most admired and respected in the world.” It examines Spacey's , from his early days through his success to his Hollywood stardom. The documentary promises an insightful look into his sudden fall from grace amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, which ultimately led to his professional roles drying up.

Film Stand by their Documentary

Roast Beef Productions, behind the documentary, elucidates, “In 2023 Spacey was acquitted of sexual offenses against four men in a U.K trial.” The series plans to excavate the actor's conduct and enlist multiple men unconnected to the known case to discuss their experiences with Kevin Spacey, most of whom haven't spoken on the topic before.

Controversies and Acquittals Surrounding Spacey

Despite upheavals and allegations hovering over his since 2017, Spacey has survived both criminal and civil trials. In the summer of 2023, he was found not guilty of nine counts of sexual and indecent assault in a London court. Additionally, he successfully defended himself in a $40 million civil lawsuit filed by actor Anthony Rapp. Alleged to have occurred in 1986 when Rapp was 14, a New York jury dismissed the claim in 2022.

Continued Career Despite Controversies

Following these challenges, Spacey quietly continued his career. He was cast in the British indie thriller ‘Control' in 2022, and later in the film ‘Once Upon a Time in Croatia,' playing late Croatian leader Franjo Tuđman. With an award from the National Museum of Cinema lined up for January 2023, it seems Spacey's journey isn't over, despite the cloud of controversy following him. With ‘Spacey Unmasked' scheduled to hit screens soon, only time will determine its impact on the actor's already troubled career.

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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