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Lorraine Kelly slams Kevin Spacey for coming out during sexual misconduct allegations

The ITV TV host called the actor cringeworthy and wrong

By Steve Brown

Lorraine Kelly slammed Kevin Spacey for using sexual misconduct allegations to come out.

The 58-year-old Academy Award winner faced numerous allegations of sexual harassment last year, including from fellow actor Anthony Rapp who first came forward claiming the actor had made a pass at him when he was only 14 years old.

As well as Rapp, Spacey is facing allegations from filmmaker Tony Montana and eight former and current crew members.

And in an interview with You Magazine, Kelly dubbed Spacey’s coming out as “cringeworthy and wrong”.

When asked which celebrities where the worst to interview, Kelly said: “The worse was Kevin Spacey who was rude and dismissive not just to me, but to everybody in the room.

“He was very entitled and I was disappointed in him.

“When he later appeared to deflect sexual misconduct accusations by coming out as gay, that was cringeworthy and wrong.”

Spacey is currently under investigation by Scotland Yard for three separate sexual assault allegations.

Back in 2005, Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting a man in South London and another man in Westminster, as well as a third man three years later.

As well, the Old Vic theatre – where the House of Cards star was creative director from 2004 to 2013 – revealed more than 20 people have come forward against the actor during his time there.

They said in a statement: “Despite having the appropriate escalation processes in place, it was claimed that those affected felt unable to raise concerns and that Kevin Spacey operated without sufficient accountability.

“This is clearly unacceptable and the Old Vic truly apologises for not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely.”

Following the numerous allegations, Spacey was dropped from House of Cards and Sir Ridley Scott’s latest movie All The Money in the World – despite already filming the entire film.