Nearly three years ago, Kevin Spacey’s house of cards metaphorically came crashing down when BuzzFeed published an interview with actor Anthony Rapp, in which he accused Kevin of trying to molest him at a New York City house party in 1986. Kevin was 26, while Anthony was (deep, uncomfortable inhale through nostrils) 14. At the time, Anthony said he decided to publicly come forward with his story because, thanks to the #MeToo movement, people were finally feeling empowered enough to speak up after years or decades of silence. And also, because he went to a lawyer who told him he didn’t have a legal case. So going public with it was maybe as much empowerment as Anthony was going to get, even if his accusations came with a ton of online hate from Kevin’s fans.
As it turns out, there is a lawyer who believes Anthony has a solid case. Anthony and an anonymous accuser are suing Kevin Spacey for sexually assaulting them when they were underage boys.
Roman Polanski, a name that is bound to make you feel grosser than when you find someone else’s hair in your food, or accidentally drinking long-expired milk. And why is that? Oh, you know, just the fact that he’s got a whole Wikipedia section dedicated to his extensive history as a predator. But Roman Polanski still doesn’t realize that many people don’t want to much to do with him these days. Like the entire board of the César Awards, who quit after his film J’Accuse was nominated this year, and were equally pissed when he ended up winning. Or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, aka the Oscars people. They made it very clear they didn’t want Roman Polanski as a member of their Board of Governors, and yet, Roman keeps trying to get back in. Once again, the AMPAS has unceremoniously shooed him away. Take a hint, Roman.
Last week, we heard that a total of 30 women had accused the ironically surnamed Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct. The summary of which is that Cuba is allegedly a very grabby man who requires a 4-week intensive class in women’s boundaries and consent (with a focus on appropriate club patron behavior). Now Page Six is reporting that Cuba is now facing a rape accusation.
Apparently, Rose McGowan woke up this morning and decided it was a good day to wrap up some unfinished business. Back in February of 2018 while Rose was in the midst of promoting her memoir Brave, she did an interview with Ronan Farrow and disclosed that she had been sexually abused by a “very famous” director when she was 15. At the time she did not say who it was, only that she’d “get to him” when the time was right. Well, today the clock has struck “oh shit” O’clock for Alexander Payne. Rose #TooktoTwitter to make good on her promise, accusing Alexander of statutory rape.
Once again, it’s taking every bone in my body to keep from making a “Cuba Gooding Jr? More like Cuba Bad-ing Jr” joke. Because Cuba Gooding Jr. is back in the news, and of course there isn’t anything good about it. 30 women have accused Cuba of varying degrees of sexual misconduct and assault. And to make this reality even worse (in 2020, are we surprised?), Cuba’s lawyer has accused his accusers of being “delusional,” due to them allegedly having small breasts.
Time to circle the yachts, a member of the Pussy Posse has been accused of sexual assault. The Daily Beast has published an accusation of sexual assault against Kevin Connolly by a former costume designer named Gracie Cox. Gracie claims Kevin assaulted her at a 2005 wrap party for Kevin’s directorial debut The Gardener of Eden which starred fellow posse-mate Lukas Haas and was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Kevin may not have any lips to speak of, but he made the most with what he’s got to speak a denial. Kevin claims the encounter was consensual.