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Warrant issued for McGowan and more ICYMI news

Warrant issued for McGowan and more ICYMI news

It’s been a bad, bad week for Kevin Spacey. We’ll start at the beginning… Speculation about Kevin’s sexuality has long been chatted about in Hollywood. But this week, he came out in a way that drew criticism. On Oct. 29, the actor said on Twitter he has had sexual encounters with men and women, but he has chosen to “now live as a gay man.” His announcement was hardly taken as a bright moment for the LGBTQ community, though. In fact, many saw it as a distraction from a real issue. A few hours before the announcement, actor Anthony Rapp alleged he was at Kevin’s house in 1986 when the Oscar winner placed him on a bed, climbed on top of him and made sexual advances toward him. Anthony was 14 years old at the time. Kevin was 26. Kevin was slammed for his response to Anthony’s claim — he said he didn’t remember it and called it “inappropriate drunken behavior” — because he conflated it with his announcement that he’s gay. “Nope to Kevin Spacey’s statement,” writer Dan Savage tweeted. “Nope. There’s no amount of drunk or closeted that excuses or explains away assaulting a 14-year-old child.” Billy Eichner tweeted, “That Kevin Spacey statement. Nope. Absolutely not. Nope… Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.” Wanda Sykes wrote, “No no no no no! You do not get to ‘choose’ to hide under the rainbow! Kick rocks!” As fervor grew — and more allegations about Kevin’s behavior emerged — Netflix announced it would end Kevin’s hit show “House of Cards” once the current season is finished filming. It then changed its course and said production was suspended. On Nov. 1, Kevin’s publicist said the actor was seeking unspecified treatment (the publicist and Kevin’s agent then parted ways with him). Then more people came forward. CNN reported on Nov. 3 that one former “House of Cards” production assistant accused Kevin of sexually assaulted him. Eight current or former employees of the show said Kevin made the environment “toxic” because of a pattern of sexual harassment. Also on Nov. 3, came a report by The Sun said that Kevin was being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault that was said to have occurred in 2008.

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