Kevin Spacey returns with video dedicated to people who are suffering
New York, New York - Kevin Spacey took a more serious approach to his annual Christmas video this year, shying away from the bizarre House of Cards-like speeches he has given for several years since being accused of sexual assault.
The disgraced actor, who has been run out of Hollywood since Anthony Rapp accused him of sexual assault in 2017, shared a two-minute video Thursday in which he promised hope for anyone considering suicide.
"If you’re standing in a place that you can no longer remain standing, if you’re suffering and need help, if you feel guilt or shame, if you’re struggling with your identity, if your back’s up against the wall or if you feel that there is no path for you, whatever your situation, I promise you there is a path and that at this time, during this holiday and beyond, even if you don’t feel it, there are people out there who understand and who can help," Spacey said.
"You are not alone."
Spacey, sitting on a bench near the water, said "a lot" of people have reached out to him in 2020 and told him about their struggles.
"My ability to be there for them has really only been possible because of my own difficulties," the Usual Suspects star said. "And while it has been a privilege to offer support, I have to say, frankly, it’s also been beyond my abilities. It’s bigger than me."
Since Rapp first revealed the alleged assault at the age of 14, dozens of men have come forward with similar accusations against Spacey. The actor, who came out as gay when he denied Rapp’s allegations, has denied any wrongdoing.
The video ends with the number for the Suicide Prevention Hotline as the actor promises viewers "it does get better."
If you or someone you know need help, please contact the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential support.
Cover photo: Screenshot/Youtube/Kevin Spacey