WATCH: Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey releases new video as Frank Underwood
Nobody on earth could have expected this.
Since the #MeToo movement, actor Kevin Spacey has been at the centre of several accusations around sexual misbehaviour. There have been investigations into claims made against Spacey in both the United Kingdom and United States.
Accusations against Spacey began when actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey had tried to have non-consensual relations with him when he was 14 years old. Spacey claimed to not remember the incident, and said if it was the case, then "[I] owe him the sincerest apology."
Spacey was subsequently fired from his role as Frank Underwood on Netflix's political drama House of Cards. The show wrote his character out, and Season 6 saw the programme come to an end.
As things stand, Spacey faces a felony charge for allegedly sexually assaulting the teenage son of former Boston WCVB-TV news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in July 2016.
In spite of that, it appears as though the actor is trying to make a comeback — and has released a video on his own social media accounts, giving a monologue that includes statements which seem to nod at his own real-life situation.
The video, titled 'Let Me Be Frank', sees Spacey say "You trusted me even though you knew you shouldn't. So we're not done, no matter what anyone says, and I know what you want. You want me back."
"Of course, some believed everything and have been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all, they're just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved. Wouldn't that be easy, if it was all so simple?
"But you wouldn't rush to judgments without facts would you? Did you?"
Spacey goes on to make a case for himself to return to the role of Frank Underwood. The statement does not appear to have any approval from Netflix, or any of Spacey's former cast members.
It is a very strange video, and you can watch it all below.
It is Spacey's first public statement since his statement on the Anthony Rapp assault allegations.