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.
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 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.
Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey
Spacey denies groping the man, whose mother first went public with the allegations in 2017. The man did not receive a settlement to drop the civil case, his mother said. The man told police he went over to talk to Spacey after his shift because he wanted to get a picture with the former "House of Cards" star. The man said he fled when Spacey went to the bathroom. His first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26.
Criminal charges against actor Kevin Spacey have been dropped in Nantucket trial
Prosecutors in Massachusetts on Wednesday dropped the criminal charges against Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey. Nantucket District Court Clerk's office District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said in a court filing "the unavailability of the complaining witness" as their reason for dropping the lawsuit. The original criminal complaint stemmed from a young man accusing Spacey of groping him at a bar in 2016 when he was 18-years-old. According to the court filing, the suit was dismissed "with prejudice," which means it cannot be refiled. His first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26.cbsnews.com
Prosecutors drop groping case against actor Kevin Spacey after accuser becomes unavailable
Kevin Spacey attends the Build Series to discuss his new play 'Clarence Darrow' at Build Studio on May 24, 2017 in New York City. Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal groping case against actor Kevin Spacey, saying the man who had accused the Academy Award winner of fondling him as an 18-year-old in a Nantucket bar in 2016 now is unavailable as a witness. Spacey's lawyer asked for the case to be dismissed immediately at the hearing. The accuser alleged that Spacey got him drunk in the Club Car bar on the island of Nantucket, and then groped him. "I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the thing I didn't do," Spacey said on the video.cnbc.com
Kevin Spacey groping case at risk of dismissal if accuser doesn't testify
Spacey's defense lawyer Alan Jackson on Monday seized on the accuser's Fifth Amendment claim to demand that the case be tossed out by Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett. He then refused to testify further, citing the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from having to incriminate themselves. Still, if the accuser decides to continue to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights, there are other ways for the prosecution to proceed with the case. While being granted immunity would allow the accuser to testify, his testimony could be seriously undercut by cross-examination by Spacey's lawyer.cnbc.com
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 groping accuser invokes Fifth Amendment; judge bars testimony
Kevin Spacey attends the Build Series to discuss his new play 'Clarence Darrow' at Build Studio on May 24, 2017 in New York City. Additionally, Spacey's defense attorney, Alan Jackson, said that the accuser's mother, Heather Unruh, may have been watching live coverage of her son's testimony on TV. The video had been filmed more than a year after the alleged incident with Spacey, she said. The civil suit against the 59-year-old Spacey was filed on June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court. The accuser's suit sought unspecified damages for "severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries."cnbc.com
Kevin Spacey judge questions case's future after accuser takes the Fifth
Actor Kevin Spacey attends his arraignment for sexual assault charges at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass. But after he stepped down, the accuser asserted his Fifth Amendment rights, meaning his testimony would be stricken from the record. It wasn't immediately clear what the accuser's intentions were in invoking the Fifth Amendment. The father told Jackson he felt his questions went "way too far," prompting the judge to threaten to hold the father in contempt. Unruh, a former Boston news anchor, also took the stand Monday, waiving her Fifth Amendment rights.cbsnews.com
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.
Actor Kevin Spacey's alleged sex assault victim drops lawsuit
The civil lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning his client cannot refile the case later. Reuters is not identifying the accuser because he is an alleged victim of sexual assault. Prosecutors charged Spacey in the Nantucket case in December. FILE PHOTO: Actor Kevin Spacey, with his lawyer Alan Jackson at his side, is arraigned on a sexual assault charge at Nantucket District Court in Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S., January 7, 2019. The judge overseeing his criminal case recently ordered Spaceys accuser to provide his cellphone to the defense.feeds.reuters.com
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.
Groping lawsuit against Kevin Spacey dropped, but actor still faces criminal charge in Massachusetts
But Spacey still faces a criminal case related to the man's allegation. Tara Miltimore, a prosecutor in the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office, in an email to CNBC said, "The criminal case is independent of the civil case and will go forward." The accuser's suit sought unspecified damages for "severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries." Garabedian declined to comment further on the dismissal, citing the pending criminal case. A hearing in that criminal case is scheduled for Monday.cnbc.com
Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor, who still faces criminal charge
Boston 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.cbsnews.com
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.
Actor Kevin Spacey's alleged sex assault victim sues over 'lascivious conduct'
FILE PHOTO: Actor Kevin Spacey arrives to face a sexual assault charge at Nantucket District Court in Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S., January 7, 2019. Reuters is not identifying the man because he is an alleged victim of sexual assault. The Nantucket allegations were first raised in 2017 by former television journalist Heather Unruh, who told reporters Spacey groped her teenage son. The victim told police Spacey had bought him several rounds of beer and whiskey and said at one point, Lets get drunk, according to charging documents. As they stood next to a piano, Spacey groped him, he told investigators.feeds.reuters.com
Man sues Kevin Spacey over alleged groping at island bar
A young man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a resort island bar in 2016 filed a lawsuit against the actor, who is also fighting a criminal charge stemming from the alleged assault. The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks unspecified damages for "severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries." Spacey, who has denied the groping the teen, pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January. His lawyers have accused the man of lying in the hopes of winning money in a civil case against the two-time Oscar-winner. It's the only criminal case that has been brought against Spacey since several sexual misconduct allegations crippled his career in 2017.chicagotribune.com
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.
Kevin Spacey serenades Switzerland crowd
Actor Kevin Spacey, better known as Frank Underwood to "House of Cards" fans, serenaded a crowd at a piano bar in Davos, Switzerland. Spacey sang some Sinatra, cracked a joke about Donald Trump, and discussed the economic conference underway in Davos. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has more.cbsnews.com
Kevin Spacey on the nature of success
Kevin Spacey on the nature of success After a long and storied career in Hollywood and on the London stage, Kevin Spacey is still surprised by his successes and failures. The Oscar-winning actor tells Anthony Mason that he continues to get excited about playing new roles at this point in his career.cbsnews.com