Will Spacey ever work in Hollywood again?

“I’ve never seen anything like this before that I can think of,” says Danny Deraney, a Hollywood publicist with experience in crisis communications.

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey’s woes began last month when he was accused of sexual misconduct by actor Anthony Rapp who said Spacey made sexual advances when he was 14. Spacey was 26.

There have been whispers of Spacey’s sexuality dating back to 2000 when the tabloid STAR claimed to have had pictures of Spacey in a public park. Since then there have been a series of other claims of groping and sexual harassment made by various men, resulting in the actor was cut out of a his latest film “All the Money In the World” by the movies director Ridley Scott and also removed from a planned Gore Vidal biopic in which he was expected to star for Netflix.

Many doubt the two-time Oscar winner will ever be able to work again. Kevin Spacey film scenes will be replaced, role recast

“I think that when you’re talking about a 14-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man, most people have such an aversion to hearing that,” says Warren-based crisis manager Karen Kessler. “He really dug his own grave on this one.”

It’s a question that has accompanied many recent high-profile reports of sexual misconduct and assault: Once accused, are these men’s careers over?

The Spacey allegations arrived in the wake of the ever-expanding Harvey Weinstein scandal. Charges of sexual assault and harassment have since been lodged against directors James Toback and Brett Ratner, former MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin, actors Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven, George Takei and Ed Westwick, and GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore.

“Our phones have been nonstop in these past two weeks.” says Kessler. “It is everywhere. More and more companies are willing to say, ‘This doesn’t work here.'”

Comedian Louis C.K. is among the latest group of celebrities to face such allegations. On Nov. 9, the New York Times reported that five women, including writers and comedians, had accused him of sexual misconduct, with most alleging the comedian had masturbated in front of them. The next day, he admitted that all of the stories were true.

Louis C.K. had already been pulled from the lineup of an HBO comedy show and had canceled the premiere for his movie “I Love You, Daddy,” which was ultimately shelved. On Friday, Netflix said it would not produce his next comedy special.

In Spacey’s case, he is being erased from a movie: Sony Pictures’ move to strip Spacey from the role of J. Paul Getty in the upcoming Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World” — and re-shoot his scenes with Christopher Plummer — is unprecedented. (The film is due out on Dec. 22.)

“I’ve never seen anything like this before that I can think of,” says Danny Deraney, a Hollywood publicist with experience in crisis communications. “I think Sony wants to save face and I don’t blame them.”

Spacey, much like Harvey Weinstein, who released a statement that quoted Jay Z lyrics after the first reports of his sexual misconduct emerged, badly bungled his response.

After BuzzFeed published its interview with Rapp, Spacey quickly came out as gay, which many called an obvious (and harmful) attempt to deflect from the allegations.

He said he didn’t remember the encounter with Rapp, but apologized, adding that if it did happen, he would consider his actions a demonstration of “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”

In one instance, Spacey is accused of attempted rape. An unnamed artist told New York Magazine’s Vulture that in the 1980s he had a sexual relationship with Spacey when he was 14, which ended with the alleged assault. On Friday, Andy Holtzman became the latest man to come forward, telling USA Today that Spacey had assaulted him in 1981, when he was working at the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater.

Some might defend Spacey by saying he has not been convicted of a crime. But to dismiss allegations as somehow not serious enough to merit the consequences Spacey has had to face is misguided, says Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Lawrenceville. Many point to Spacey’s alleged actions as symptoms of the same diseased culture, where powerful men use sex to control others.

Could the actor, known for his award-winning turns in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty,” ever revive his career?

“I don’t know if Spacey will work again,” Deraney says. “I can’t imagine it,” he says, at least not at the level he enjoyed before the allegations.

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