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London’s Old Vic Theatre stated on Thursday it has acquired 20 allegations of inappropriate conduct by its former creative director Kevin Spacey. (Nov. 16)
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Morrissey, seen right here performing in 2013, believes Kevin Spacey is being “attacked unnecessarily.”(Photo: Chris Jackson, Getty Images for Nobel Peace Pri)

Nearly a month after Kevin Spacey was first accused of badual misconduct by Anthony Rapp, 14 different males have come ahead.

On Thursday, his former employers at London’s Old Vic Theatre stated their investigation had turned up 20 accounts of alleged inappropriate conduct.

The newest developments as they happen:

Morrissey involves Kevin Spacey’s protection

Singer Morrissey has a decades-long fame as a contrarian, however his newest feedback might check even his most ardent followers’ endurance.

In an interview printed over the weekend by German-language journal Der Spiegel,  the previous Smiths singer stated Spacey is being “attacked unnecessarily” and referred to as the account of his first accuser, Anthony Rapp, into query.

On Oct. 29, Rapp, a Broadway veteran, stated that he attended a 1986 celebration on the actor’s house as a youngster, the place a drunk Spacey took him to his bed room and climbed on high of him. Rapp managed to go away earlier than the state of affairs went any additional.

List:Kevin Spacey’s accusers

“As far as I know, (Spacey) was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old,” Morrissey famous. “Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14. One wonders where the boy’s parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen.”

Morrissey continued, “I don’t know about you, but in my youth, I was never in situations like that. When you’re in somebody’s bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to. That’s why it does not sound very credible to me. It seems to me that Spacey has been attacked unnecessarily.”

He in contrast the Spacey/Rapp encounter to the age-old apply of rock stars sleeping with underage groupies, noting that he didn’t try this himself.

“If you go through history, almost everyone is guilty of sleeping with minors,” he famous. “Why not throw everyone in jail right away?”

Morrissey additionally commented on the ladies who say they have been taken to Harvey Weinstein’s lodge rooms and left alone with the producer, solely to be verbally or bodily badaulted. They now quantity upwards of 80. 

“People know exactly what’s going on and they play along,” he advised Der Spiegel. “Afterwards, they feel embarrbaded or disliked. And then they turn it around and say, ‘I was attacked, I was surprised.’ But if everything went well, and if it had given them a great career, they would not talk about it.”

“I hate rape,” Morrisey stated by means of disclaimer. “But in many cases, one looks at the circumstances and thinks that the person who is considered a victim is merely disappointed.”

His phrases have been met with disgust on Twitter, with the band Garbage and producer/director Judd Apatow each sharing unprintable ideas on Twitter.

Actor/comic Chris Gethard, a longtime fan himself who has two Morrissey-related tattoos, might have summed up the response finest when he wrote, “I don’t understand how so much of what Morrissey sings is so beautiful yet so much of what he says is so ugly.”

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