In a rare sighting, the disgraced actor, 60, was seen speaking with two people in the park whilst spending some time in the sunshine.
The rare outing came shortly after he compared being accused of sexual assault to the
Rare sighting: Kevin Spacey was pictured walking his dog in London’s St James Park on Monday amid the coronavirus lockdown
Spacey described his ‘painful’ journey three years after he was accused of assault by a string of men in 2017 and said he could relate to workers who’ve being laid off during the pandemic.
Spacey, who made the comments in an interview for the Bits & Pretzels podcast, said: ‘I don’t think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017.
‘My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours.’
Company: In a rare sighting, the disgraced actor, 60, was seen speaking with two people in the park whilst spending some time in the sunshine
The former House of Cards star – who was dropped by the show after allegations surfaced – has largely kept a low profile since the slew of sexual assault claims first surfaced. He has always strenuously denied the claims.
He was also removed from the completed movie All the Money in the World, which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer.
Spacey was asked during the podcast to reflect on the current coronavirus pandemic causing global and widespread devastation.
Unexpected: The rare outing came shortly after he compared being accused of sexual assault to the coronavirus pandemic, as he complained about losing his job following the accusations
The actor, who has not appeared in a professional movie or series since the accusations were made, said: ‘I don’t often like to tell people that I can relate to their situation because I think it undermines the experience that they may be having which is their own unique and very personal experience.’
Spacey added ‘But in this instance I feel as though I can relate to what it feels like to have your world suddenly stop.
‘And so while we may have found ourselves in similar situations, albeit for very different reasons and circumstances, I still believe that some of the emotional struggles are very much the same.
‘And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can’t go back to work or that you might lose your job and that it’s a situation that you have absolutely no control over.’
The disgraced actor was accused by more than 20 men of sexual assault in 2017.
Spacey’s first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, said the actor climbed on top of him on a bed when he was 14 and Spacey 26.
Spacey said he did not remember such an encounter with Rapp but apologised if the allegations were true.
Spacey also used the statement to disclose he is gay.
On screen: The former House of Cards star – who was dropped by the show after allegations surfaced – has largely kept a low profile since the slew of sexual assault claims first surfaced