How come the media is reporting Kevin Spacey’s behavior as “sexual harassment” when it wasn’t?
For those unfamiliar, the allegations are shocking – and anticipated in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Approximately thirty years ago, it is said Kevin Spacey took a fourteen-year-old boy to bed and made a sexual advance on the kid.
Ladies and gentlemen, that’s not sexual harassment. That’s child molestation.
A fourteen-year-old cannot give legal consent. A fourteen-year-old, at the time the incident took place, was nearly half the age of Kevin Spacey. What business does a grown adult have in sexualizing an underage person regardless of gender.
If all that isn’t shocking enough, Spacey’s response is even more troubling. According to Spacey, he can’t recall the incident because it happened a long time ago and since then he’s had many relationships with men and women.
What Spacey seems to be saying is that his molestation of a fourteen-year-old isn’t a singular, isolated event. So much so, he can’t recall his many sexual conquests.
What Spacey also seems to be saying, along with his apology to the victim, is that fourteen wasn’t too young. To say that out loud means Spacey comes from an environment where that sort of thing is considered normal. If the thought of sex with a fourteen-year-old boy or girl were taboo where Space comes from, he wouldn’t have spoken the way he did.
Yours truly predicted when the Weinstein scandal broke that Harvey was just the tip of the iceberg – that Weinstein’s serial abuse was the soft stuff. Sadly, I was right. How many adult Hollywood types have – and continue – to prey on children while the media downplays the whole sordid thing as merely “sexual harassment”.
Spacey at minimum deserves Bill Cosby treatment.