The following article contains allegations of sexual assault.
Kevin Spacey has made some shocking allegations in his testimony for his high-profile misconduct lawsuit. Spacey appears in court after Anthony Rapp filed a civil lawsuit against the “LA Confidential” actor in hopes of winning $40 million, according to Insiders. Rap first leveled allegations against Spacey to BuzzFeed News in 2017, alleging that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him at his home in 1986, when Rapp was just 14 years old.
Spacey’s trial began Oct. 6, and his attorney, Jennifer L. Keller, accused Rapp of fabricating the sexual misconduct allegations during the trial’s opening statement. “He blames Mr. Spacey for everything that went wrong in his life. [He] peaked around 2000 and he became bitter because he wasn’t getting parts as an openly gay man,” Keller claimed of Rapp, per Variety. His attorney Peter Saghir, speaking on behalf of Rapp, told a different story, saying during his opening statement, “It was something that should never have happened.” He later added, “Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance to Anthony when he was 14 to satisfy his sexual desires.”
Now, Spacey has spoken for himself in the courtroom, making some very disturbing claims about his childhood and late father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler.
Kevin Spacey branded his father a ‘Neo-Nazi’
Kevin Spacey spoke about his childhood as he entered the booth on Oct. 17, claiming he grew up with a father he described as “a white supremacist and neo-Nazi,” according to Sky News. He claimed his family relationships were complex, noting that he never came out as gay until adulthood due to his father’s strong ideology. “My siblings and I had to listen for hours as my father taught us about his faith. Everything that happened in this house I had to keep to myself. We never, ever talked about it,” he said. On the witness stand, Spacey also disputed Anthony Rapp’s version of events. “I was shocked. I was scared and I was confused,” he said of the moment he heard what Rapp accused him of, adding, “I knew I was never alone with Anthony Rapp.”
Spacey’s brother Randy Fowler previously made similar comments about their father, also calling him a neo-Nazi while accusing him of sexually abusing him in 2004. “There was so much darkness in our house that it was unbelievable. ‘ Randy told the Daily Mail in 2017, claiming that Spacey’s way of handling her personal life was allegedly by shedding emotions. “He was so determined to avoid the flogging that he just tended to his Ps and Qs until there was nothing left in them. He didn’t have feelings,” Randy said.
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