The Kevin Spacey scandal: Will the actor ever work again?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 09:01:43 AM. Kevin Spacey, a New Jersey native, is accused of groping or molesting a number of men, including those who were teenagers at the time
The first man to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct went public on Oct. 29: actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey made sexual advances when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. A little more than a week later, following a series of other claims of groping and sexual harassment made by various men, the actor was cut out of a major film and replaced with Christopher Plummer; banished from "House of Cards," for which Spacey had previously scored five Emmy nominations; and removed from a planned Gore Vidal biopic in which he was expected to star for Netflix.   It's a staggering turnaround for Spacey, 58, a two-time Oscar winner and Tony winner born in South Orange. Now, after Spacey's bungled attempt at an apology to Rapp, his denial of other allegations, and police activity surrounding one of the groping claims that is alleged to have happened just last year, some doubt he will ever be able to work again. "I think that when you're talking about a 14-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man, most people have such an aversion to hearing that," says Warren-based crisis manager Karen Kessler. "He really dug his own grave on this one." It's a question that has accompanied many recent high-profile reports of sexual misconduct and assault: Once accused, are these men's careers over?  The Spacey allegations arrived in the wake of the ever-expanding Harvey Weinstein scandal. Charges of sexual assault and harassment have since been lodged against directors James Toback and Brett Ratner, former MSNBC...Read more
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