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Kevin Spacey bizarrely deploys Frank Underwood to apparently contest new criminal sex assault charges

Actor Kevin Spacey broke his long silence about sexual assault allegations against him in a video he posted Christmas Eve — or rather, he kind of broke his silence. Minutes after The Boston Globe reported that Spacey will be arraigned in Massachusetts on Jan. 7 to face criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting the son of Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh in 2016, when the son was 18, Spacey posted a video entitled "Let Me Be Frank" in which his Frank Underwood character from House of Cards appears to defend Spacey. Netflix's House of Cards fired Spacey last year, after earlier sexual assault allegations, and killed off his character.

Netflix said it had nothing to do with Spacey's bizarre new video.