On the same day (Christmas Eve) that Massachusetts authorities announced he'll face criminal charges of sexual assault, former "House of Cards" actor Kevin Spacey broke a 15-month silence with a bizarre YouTube video performed in character as Frank Underwood, the protagonist of the Netflix show.
In the three-minute, six second video entitled "Let Me Be Frank", Spacey addresses the audience directly as though it were a single person, discussing allegations without proof but never getting specific about the allegations themselves or a defense of them.
“We’re not afraid, not of what we said, not of what we did and we’re still not afraid. Because I promise you this: If I didn’t pay the price for the things that we both know I did do, I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn’t do.”
Several men have accused Spacey of sexually assaulting them, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to press charges. In the Massachusetts case, the alleged victim is the teenage son of a former Boston television news anchor.
Spacey was fired from "House of Cards" in between seasons five and six, with his character written out of the show as having died.
A representative from Netflix said the streaming network would have no comment on Spacey's video. No reaction yet from the Massachusetts authorities or Spacey's attorney.