Kevin Spacey releases video as House of Cards character, denying misconduct

Kevin Spacey will plead not guilty to sexual assault at his January 7th arraignment in Nantucket, Massachusetts, according to an affidavit. Spacey also requested not to appear in court, saying his "presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case." The judge denied the request. The actor is accused of groping the 18-year-old son of a Boston TV news anchor at a Nantucket bar in 2016. The accuser allegedly caught part of the incident on video. This comes on the heels of the star making his first public comments since his sex scandal broke in 2017. In a three-minute video called “Let Me Be Frank,” Spacey appeared as his House of Cards character Frank Underwood. In the clip, he says, “You wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgment without facts, would you? Did you? I can promise you this: If I didn’t pay the price for the things we both know I did, I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn’t do.”