Kevin Spacey makes public appearance for first time after sexual assault charges

Washington: Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey was spotted in public for the first time in over a year on Friday, after being charged with felony sexual assault.

The ‘Horrible Bosses’ actor was snapped walking to a car in the morning hours. In an unsuccessful attempt to disguise himself, Spacey wore a hat and scarf apparently to cover his face, People reported.

On Dec 25, the Oscar-winning actor was charged for felony sexual assault of a teenage boy in Massachusetts. Later the same day, the actor released a bizarre video on his Instagram account, breaking his silence about the news.

In the three-minute-long video, titled ‘Let Me Be Frank’, the 59-year-old appeared to be portraying his ‘House of Cards’ character, Frank Underwood. Spacey acknowledged the charges which were made against him and suggested he will overcome them and revive his career.

“Of course, some believed everything and have been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all, they’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved. Wouldn’t that be easy, if it was all so simple?” he asserted in the video.

He added, “I feel surprisingly good and my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full truth. Wait a minute, now that I think of it, you never actually saw me die, did you? Conclusions can be so deceiving. Miss me?”

Spacey’s character in Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ was killed off in the final season after he was fired from the political drama.

Spacey faced a public fall from stardom in the wake of sexual harassment allegation levelled by actor Anthony Rapp. Following Rapp, many others came to the fore and described their tryst with sexual harassment they faced at the hands of Spacey.