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In Trial Kevin Spacey Says His Father Was Neo Nazi So He Kept Life Private, Disputes Rapp

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 17 – Anthony Rapp's lawsuit against Kevin Spacey was removed to Federal court in November 2020, and an anonymous co-plaintiff C.D. was added.

Spacey wanted to make C.D.'s name public, to order to conduct discovery, he says.  C.D.'s lawyers opposed it, letter on Patreon here.

On May 26, 2022 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis A. Kaplan held a hearing, with Spacey testifying, on Rapp's motion to remand the case. Judge Kaplan at the end said it is his present intention to deny the motion to remand, and that the trial will start in October. Inner City Press attended then tweeted here. [Then video here]

On October 6, 2022, the trail began. On the way in video I, II; afterward Space and Vlog. Here's the live tweeted thread by Inner City Press of the openings, here

On October 17, Kevin Spacey took the witness stand and said his father was a neo-Nazi and white supremacist - Inner City Press was there, thread here:

Defense: We call Kevin Spacey.

Scolnick: Are Mr. Rapp's allegations true?

Spacey: They aren't.

Scolnick: Mr Rapp has criticized you for being private about your sexual orientation. Have you been private about other things? Spacey: Yes. My family.

Spacey: "My father was a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi." Then my hatred of bigotry began. I was embarrassed to bring anyone home. My best friend in high school was Jewish. I couldn't bring him home.

Spacey: My mother loved movies and music. I liked to make her laugh. Then my father sent me to military school. I got kicked out for having too many fights. The school liked fights.

Judge Kaplan: Hold on

 Spacey: My father would ask if I was gay, since I liked theater. He would use a hurtful word that begins with F.  I had relationships with women as well. But so has Mr. Rapp. It's my choice. We have to respect that it is a difficult process.

 Q: Did you do what Mr. Holtzman said you did? Spacey: No. Q: Mr. Holtzman says he recognized you from a program at the Public Theater. Were you on it? Spacey: No I was not.

 Spacey: I was really determined I did not want to wait on tables.  Rapp's lawyer: Objection!

Judge Kaplan: He's asking how he got a job at the Public Theater. Overruled. Spacey: I got past Dolores and Mr. Rapp said, Come on in. I told him my sob story. I was hired

Spacey: I had to get the car washed.  I had to deliver the dry cleaning to his apartment on 10th Street.  Q: Did you type letters for him?

Spacey: I did.  Q: Let me show you a letter-- Rapp's lawyer: Objection! Judge: Come to the sidebar. [Whispering]

Q: Tell me about the Save the Theaters campaign. Spacey: Mr. Papp worked to save two theaters - the Morosco and the Helen Hayes -  from demolition for a hotel. The Honorable Thurgood Marshall issued a stay

Q: Were you photographed? Spacey: Yes.

Spacey: Later I became the pinch hitter for most parts in Hurly Burly. I was getting sued for not paying rent, all over Manhattan. Then I got the role in Long Day's Journey into Night. Then I got the apartment - the best thing about it was the view


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