During witness testimony, Kevin Spacey revealed, “My father was a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi.” “I have never ever openly discussed these issues.”
Kevin Spacey has admitted that his father’s homophobic views contributed to his early struggles with his sexuality as his sexual misconduct trial in New York proceeds.
According to Variety, Spacey claims about his father, Thomas Fowler, “My father was a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi.” I’ve never spoken these topics in public before, and my family was quite complicated when I was growing up.
The admission was made while Spacey testified on behalf of the defence. Anthony Rapp, an actor, has filed a $40 million civil case against Spacey, claiming that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old. Rapp has called the assault “the most terrible single event of my life” in his testimony.
Rapp admitted, “I sensed something wasn’t right. “I felt like I had to leave that place. I was also experiencing freezing.
Rapp’s allegations have been consistently refuted by Spacey, who came out as gay in a 2017 initial public apology. Spacey went into his background when lead attorney Chase A. Scolnick prompted him to respond to Rapp’s assertion during earlier testimony that Spacey was a “fraud” for delaying his coming out.
“To claim someone is living a falsehood is to brand them a fraud,” Spacey remarked. I wasn’t deceiving myself. Simply put, I was hesitant to discuss my personal life.
Spacey is reportedly quoted as saying that he was “terrified” by his father and “had to listen” to Fowler’s prejudiced rants, which further describes the dynamics of his family. Fowler allegedly advised Spacey to “don’t be an f-word” when he indicated interest in acting.
Spacey says, “I won’t say it here because it’s disparaging. “I definitely felt some shame.”
Judge Lewis A. Kaplan reported that on Monday, judges rejected a claim Rapp made against Spacey for emotional anguish on the grounds that it would result in “double damages.” Still facing battery charges is Spacey (and a hefty fine to go with them).
Spacey is currently defending himself against five further sexual assault charges in the UK in addition to his New York City trial. Next summer will see the start of a trial for those accusations, which include four counts of sexual assault from three different individuals dating back to 2005.