Christopher Plummer got a third act worth singing about
FILE - Christopher Plummer arrives at the Oscars on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)It’s one of the great Hollywood ironies that Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film that made him a legend. Please.”Born in Toronto in 1929, Plummer was the great grandson of Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott and fell for the theater at a young age.
Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey on sex assault allegation
NEW YORK Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens. When Rapp first made the accusation, Spacey issued a statement saying he didn't remember the encounter but apologized. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff said Spacey attempted to assault him sexually on his final visit. In July, prosecutors in Massachusetts dropped a case after the 18-year-old man who accused Spacey of groping him refused to testify. The Associated Press does not normally name people alleging sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, as Rapp has done.
Kevin Spacey Sexual Battery Case Rejected by L.A. Prosecutors After Accuser Dies
Los Angeles prosecutors have rejected a sexual battery case against Kevin Spacey because the accuser has died. The man also sued Spacey under the alias John Doe in a case that remains pending in federal court. In that case, Spacey's accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify about text messages from the night of the alleged groping that the defense claimed were deleted. Police in London are also investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by Spacey, but there's been no public update on that inquiry. RELATED CONTENT:Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Accuser Dies in the Midst of LawsuitKevin Spacey Accuser Drops Lawsuit Against Actor, Who Still Faces Criminal Charge
Why 'cancel culture' doesn't always work
Some people rail against this "cancel culture" while others say it's necessary. "[Cancel culture] doesn't really work," Wortham says. This, in a lot of ways, is what cancel culture has become. Some people argue that cancel culture is justified because celebrities are facing repercussions for their actions. After Gillis was fired from "SNL" for racist jokes he made as recently as 2018, comedian Jim Jeffries said, "This is just cancel culture.
Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Accuser Dies in the Midst of Lawsuit
An anonymous individual suing Kevin Spacey for sexual assault has died, ET confirms. The masseuse claimed he told Spacey to lie face down, but the actor allegedly laid down on his back instead. The late plaintiff allegedly made multiple attempts to leave, but Spacey allegedly blocked the exit with his naked body. However, the masseuse claimed that Spacey finally let him leave the residence, leaving behind his sheets and oil. RELATED CONTENT:Kevin Spacey's Criminal Sexual Assault Case DroppedKevin Spacey Accuser Drops Lawsuit Against Actor, Who Still Faces Criminal ChargeKevin Spacey Appears in Court on Charge of Groping Young Man at Nantucket Bar
Kevin Spacey breaks cover to give pointed poem about wounded boxer
(CNN) - "The more you're wounded the greater you are," declared Kevin Spacey to guests at Rome's Palazzo Massimo alle Terme museum on Friday evening. Spacey, dressed in a striking brown suit, stood beside the museum's bronze statue "Boxer at Rest," as he read the words from Italian poet Gabriele Tinti. "They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff," Spacey read from the poem. Actor Anthony Rapp, in an interview with BuzzFeed, accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986 when he was 14 years old and Spacey was 26. In a Twitter statement, Spacey said he did not remember the incident but offered an apology in response to Rapp's acount.
Charge against Kevin Spacey dropped, alleged victim pleads the 5th
One of Hollywood's most famous and recognizable actors, Spacey's career collapsed in November 2017 following several allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Actor Anthony Rapp, in an interview with BuzzFeed, accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986 when he was 14 years old and Spacey was 26. One former production assistant told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him during one of the show's early seasons. According to the criminal complaint, an 18-year-old busboy at Club Car told Spacey that he was 23 and befriended the actor. Later, as the two stood near the piano player in the bar, Spacey reached over and began to rub the busboy's thigh, the complaint states.
Kevin Spacey's Criminal Sexual Assault Case Dropped
The criminal sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey has been dropped. According to court documents obtained by ET on Wednesday, Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael OKeefe dropped the actor's groping case due to the "unavailability of the complaining witness." The news comes weeks after a man who claimed Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 dropped his lawsuit against the actor. ET previously reported in November 2017 that Spacey was seeking "evaluation and treatment" after he was accused of sexual assault and misconduct by several men. RELATED CONTENT:Kevin Spacey Accuser Drops Lawsuit Against Actor, Who Still Faces Criminal ChargeKevin Spacey Makes Unexpected Appearance in Court for Sexual Assault Case HearingKevin Spacey Appears in Court on Charge of Groping Young Man at Nantucket Bar
Spacey case could be dismissed after accuser took 5th amendment
The pretrial hearing in Massachusetts focused on the cell phone the accuser used to text his girlfriend and send a video during the alleged assault. After testifying he didn't delete anything from the phone, the accuser consulted with his attorney and decided to exercise his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Spacey's attorney, Alan Jackson, argued that "this case needs to be dismissed, and it needs to be dismissed today." When asked by Jackson if he was aware that it was a crime to delete messages, the accuser said he was not previously aware of that. When asked about possible missing text messages, Mitchell Garabedian, a family lawyer, told CNN he had no comment.
Kevin Spacey pretrial hearing may bring actor, accuser face-to-face
At issue in Monday's pretrial hearing is the cell phone on which the accuser texted his girlfriend and sent a video during the alleged assault. However, the accuser and his family have said they don't have it and don't know where it is. In legal documents, the defense has alleged that potential evidence was deleted before the phone was handed over. "He and or his mother deleted the exculpatory texts that were on the phone," defense attorney Alan Jackson said in a hearing this month. When asked about possible missing text messages, Garabedian told CNN he had no comment.
Kevin Spacey questioned about UK assault allegations, Variety report
(CNN) - Actor Kevin Spacey, who's due to appear in court Monday in an indecent assault and battery case, has been questioned in the US by officers from London's Metropolitan Police Service over alleged sexual assault offenses in the UK, Variety reported exclusively Saturday. The report, without citing specific sources, says six allegations of sexual assault have been lodged with Scotland Yard, London's police force, by six different men between 1996 and 2013. Civil lawsuit droppedFriday, the accuser in that case dropped a civil lawsuit he had filed against Spacey a week earlier. CNN is not naming the accuser because he is an alleged victim of sexual assault. A lost cell phoneAt issue in Monday's pretrial hearing is the cell phone on which the accuser texted his girlfriend and sent a video during the alleged assault.
Scotland Yard questioned Kevin Spacey over assault claims
LONDON - British police have travelled to the U.S. to interview Kevin Spacey about sexual assault allegations. The Metropolitan Police is investigating six allegations against the former "House of Cards" star, who ran London's Old Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015. Variety reported Saturday that British detectives interviewed Spacey in May. Without naming Spacey, the London force said that in May "a man was voluntarily interviewed under caution in America by officers from the Met's Complex Case Team. "Under caution" means the interview was recorded and can be used in future prosecutions.
Kevin Spacey Accuser Drops Lawsuit Against Actor, Who Still Faces Criminal Charge
A man who said Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the actor. Mitchell Garabedian, a lawyer for the man, announced in an email Friday that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily dismissed. Spacey still faces a criminal charge. The civil suit was filed months into the ongoing criminal case, but such suits are typically filed after a criminal case is decided, he said. The civil suit was likely filed before completion of the criminal case because the three-year statute of limitations is approaching, added Yannetti.
Kevin Spacey accuser drops civil lawsuit
(CNN) - A civil lawsuit brought by the young man who has accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault has been dropped, just over a week after it was filed, according to a new court filing. Spacey's accuser, who was an 18-year-old busboy at a Nantucket bar at the time of the alleged assault, filed the civil complaint on June 26. Spacey, 59, faces criminal charges of indecent assault and battery in connection to the same alleged July 2016 incident. The civil lawsuit accused Spacey of explicit sexual behavior and infliction of mental distress. CNN is not naming the accuser because he is an alleged victim of sexual assault.
Kevin Spacey sued over alleged groping of a busboy
(CNN) - The young man accusing Kevin Spacey of sexual assault filed a civil lawsuit against the actor this week, adding a new twist to a case that's seen a month of whirlwind developments. CNN is not naming the accuser because he is an alleged sexual assault victim. Evidence was deleted, defense lawyer saysDuring the alleged assault, the accuser sent text messages to his girlfriend from the phone, including a short video. "He and or his mother deleted the exculpatory texts that were on the phone," defense attorney Alan Jackson said in a hearing this month. If the phone is not found by then, the accuser, his mother and attorney must appear in court to testify about its whereabouts.
Judi Dench says work of Weinstein, Spacey should not be forgotten
Tristan Fewings/Getty ImagesLONDON - Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench has spoken of her "agony" at the thought that the works of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein will be forgotten. Dench, 84, did not defend the behavior of the actors nor reject the allegations against them, but expressed sadness at the erasure of their work. A representative for Dench told CNN on Tuesday that she was unavailable for interview. Among the allegations, Weinstein is accused of raping a woman in a New York hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his Manhattan apartment in 2006. One also accused Spacey of sexual assault.