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This docu-series explores new sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey

This docu-series explores new sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey

The actor has condemned the Channel 4 documentary.

This article contains mentions of sexual abuse allegations, including some from minors.

A new two-part docuseries explores the abuse allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, and a new trailer provides a first look at the series.

The documentary aired on Channel 4 earlier this week, despite the actor condemning the TV channel on Twitter.

You can watch the trailer here:

According to the official description, Spacey Unmasked “will explore never-before-heard experiences and emotional testimony around allegations against the Oscar-winning actor for over three decades, tracing back to 1981,” including “first-hand accounts from multiple men who have previously not shared their stories publicly.”

In 2017, actor Anthony Rapp was the first to allege that Spacey made a sexual advance at him when he was 14 years old and Spacey was 26.

In response, Spacey released a statement in which he said he didn’t remember the incident Rapp described and apologised, saying, “If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology.” Spacey also came out as gay in the same statement, a move that was widely criticized as a distraction from the bombshell allegation.

Subsequently, dozens more people have come forward alleging that Spacey sexually harassed, assaulted, or attempted to rape them.

Five of his accusers said they were teens at the time the alleged incidents took place, per USA Today. In 2022, a jury in a civil trial found Spacey did not sexually assault Rapp, to which Rapp responded that “a courtroom is not a safe space for trauma.” Though he was also charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in the U.K., he was found not guilty in 2023.

One day after the announcement of Spacey Unmasked, news broke that Spacey will return to a UK court next year after an anonymous man filed a lawsuit against him for alleged sexual assault, claiming that he “suffered psychiatric damage and other financial loss.”

In a recent appearance on right-wing YouTuber Dan Wootton’s show Dan Wootton Outspoken, Spacey spoke out about the allegations against him.

“I take full responsibility for my past behaviour and my actions,” he said. “But I cannot and will not take responsibility or apologize to anyone who’s made up stuff about me or exaggerated stories about me.”

In response to the docu-series, Spacey tweeted,

“Over the last week, I have repeatedly requested that @Channel4 afford me more than 7 days to respond to allegations made against me dating back 48 years and provide me with sufficient details to investigate these matters.

“Channel 4 has refused on the basis that they feel that asking for a response in 7 days to new, anonymized and non-specific allegations is a “fair opportunity” for me to refute any allegations made against me.

“I will not sit back and be attacked by a dying network's one-sided “documentary” about me in their desperate attempt for ratings. There's a proper channel to handle allegations against me and it’s not Channel 4. Each time I have been given the time and a proper forum to defend myself, the allegations have failed under scrutiny and I have been exonerated.

“Tune in this weekend to see my response on http://X.com/kevinspacey Channel 4 and @RoastBeefTV may find themselves “speechless”, but I no longer will be.”

Spacey Unmasked is available to watch on Channel 4.

This article was originally published on Them.