Kevin Spacey posted a YouTube video on the Christmas theme, marking the third year in a row that he is sharing clips on his channel. This year’s video, titled “1-800 XMAS,” was a gloomier case than in previous years, offering sympathy to people struggling during the holiday season.
“If you are standing where you can no longer stand, if you are suffering, if you need help, if you feel guilty or ashamed, if you are struggling with your identity, if your back is facing a wall, or if you feel that there is no way for you, “Regardless of your situation, I promise you that there is a way,” he said. “At this time during this holiday and later, even if you don’t feel it, there are people out there who understand and can help because you’re not alone.”
Video first started in 2018 amid the crimes Spacey faced for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old in Massachusetts in 2016. In the original video, he uses the character of Frank Underwood – who was killed in “House of Cards” – to seemingly deal with removal from the show and allegations of sexual abuse.
“All of this assumption created such an unsatisfactory ending and he thought it could have been such an unforgettable sending,” he said in a 2018 video. “I can promise you this: if I didn’t pay the price for what we both know I did, I certainly won’t pay the price for what I didn’t do.”
The specific criminal charges discussed in the video eventually emerged in Spacey’s favor. The indictment invoked the rights of the Fifth Amendment and the prosecution therefore dropped the charges.
In another video, just over a minute long, which is also posted on Christmas Eve, Spacey once again wishes Merry Christmas to viewers. In the video, he begs viewers to bring more good to the world in 2020.
Spacey has been largely absent on social media, except for these annual Christmas videos, since actor Anthony Rapp accused him of sexual progress when Rapp was just 14 years old. Spacey got a reaction on Twitter and other social media platforms because he took the moment to come out as a homosexual and suggesting that if he attacked Rapp it was the result of “inappropriate drunken behavior”.
He has faced multiple legal battles over alleged unwanted sexual progress since 2017, and the latest accusation in 2019 – made by a massage therapist – is coming to an end after the prosecutor died and his property dropped charges.
Watch the video below.