According to reports, the actor will be arraigned on charges of indecent assault and battery on January 7 at Nantucket District Court in Nantucket, Massachusetts, for allegedly assaulting the teenage son of former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh, Will Little, at a Nantucket bar in July 2016 when he was 18 years old.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 24, 2018
After the news broke, a video was posted on the actor's official account, titled "Let Me Be Frank."
"I know what you want," Spacey as Underwood says at one point in the video.
"Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong; it's too powerful, and after all, we shared everything, you and I. I told you my deepest darkest secrets. I showed you exactly what people are capable of. I shocked you with my honesty, but mostly I challenged you and made you think. And you trusted me even though you knew you shouldn't. So we're not done, no matter what anyone says. And besides, I know what you want: you want me back."
While the majority of Twitter users slammed the video as inappropriate or bizarre, there were a handful of comments here and there applauding the actor on his "comeback."
— Guy Martial (@Guy_aka_fun) December 24, 2018
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) December 24, 2018
— Beth Torsell (@beth_torsell) December 24, 2018
— Mishal #RDR2 (@Skyrey_) December 24, 2018
— chelsey eden (@chezzer2) December 24, 2018
— christmas carol (@filmsbygerwig) December 24, 2018
— Tim Dragga (@timdragga) December 24, 2018
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced in December 2017 that the final season of the popular TV show would be produced without Spacey. The sixth and final season of the show was released on November 2, 2018. At the start of the season, Underwood is already dead as the following episodes try to solve the mystery of his apparent murder.
On November 16, 2017, The Old Vic theater also disclosed details of historic allegations of inappropriate behavior made by 20 men against Spacey during his tenure as artistic director there from 2004 until 2015.