Kevin Spacey was charged on Thursday (May 26) with four counts of sexually assaulting three men in the UK.
Well, the producers of his latest project, Peter five eightresponded to defend them Usual suspects Actors against the charge.
“While it is unfortunate that the mounting negative press is timed to coincide with Kevin’s return to work, it is to be expected. There are those who would like him not to act, but they are outnumbered by fans worldwide who are waiting for an artist they have enjoyed for decades to return to the big screen,” read a statement from The Hollywood Reporter from the producers of the mystery thriller.
“The production has no knowledge of or comment on the various swirling allegations and believes it is for the courts to determine validity, if it exists. Peter five eight is a film for fans who care more about the art than the scandal,” the statement concluded.
The thriller, filmed earlier this year, marks Spacey’s return to the big screen since 2017, when sexual assault allegations were first leveled at him amid the #MeToo movement.
At the time, he was fired from his lead role in Netflix’s final season house of cards and replaced in Ridley Scott’s film about the Getty family, All the money in the world.
Peter five eightwhich also stars Rebecca De Mornay, was sold to distributors at the Cannes Film Festival when prosecutors announced the charges against Spacey.
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