Kevin Spacey posts Christmas video with suicide prevention message

Kevin Spacey has delivered another holiday message to his fans but this time opted to send a message of suicide prevention in the process.

The 61-year-old actor – who has had a slew of sexual assault accusations against him which led to his firing from House Of Cards in 2017 – took to his YouTube Chanel for the third year in a row to share a self-taken video to deliver his Christmas message.

As he has previously channeled his character from the Netflix series, this time Spacey began with Frank Underwood’s southern drawl before quickly shifting to be his earnest self in the somber clip which was titled ‘1-800 XMAS.’

He's back: Kevin Spacey has delivered another holiday message to his fans but this time opted to send a message of suicide prevention in the process

He's back: Kevin Spacey has delivered another holiday message to his fans but this time opted to send a message of suicide prevention in the process

He’s back: Kevin Spacey has delivered another holiday message to his fans but this time opted to send a message of suicide prevention in the process

He also dedicated the nearly two-and-a-half minute video to people who are suffering in 2020 and even revealed that he has had friends who have contemplated taking their own lives.

Spacey – who did not have a face mask on – sat on a public park bench and began the clip in Underwood’s voice by saying: ‘What would Christmas Eve be without a message from me?’

Things take a much more serious turn as he grabs the cell phone looks directly into the camera and says: ‘Listen, a lot of people have reached out to me this past year, and have shared their own struggle and my ability to be there for them has really only been possible because of my own difficulties.’

Annual tradition: The 61-year-old actor - who has had a slew of sexual assault accusations against him which led to his firing from House Of Cards in 2017 - took to his YouTube Chanel for the third year in a row to share a self-taken video to deliver his Christmas message

Annual tradition: The 61-year-old actor - who has had a slew of sexual assault accusations against him which led to his firing from House Of Cards in 2017 - took to his YouTube Chanel for the third year in a row to share a self-taken video to deliver his Christmas message

Annual tradition: The 61-year-old actor – who has had a slew of sexual assault accusations against him which led to his firing from House Of Cards in 2017 – took to his YouTube Chanel for the third year in a row to share a self-taken video to deliver his Christmas message

Signature role: As he has previously channeled his character from the Netflix series, this time Spacey began with Frank Underwood's southern drawl before quickly shifting to be his earnest self in the somber clip which was titled '1-800 XMAS'

Signature role: As he has previously channeled his character from the Netflix series, this time Spacey began with Frank Underwood's southern drawl before quickly shifting to be his earnest self in the somber clip which was titled '1-800 XMAS'

Signature role: As he has previously channeled his character from the Netflix series, this time Spacey began with Frank Underwood’s southern drawl before quickly shifting to be his earnest self in the somber clip which was titled ‘1-800 XMAS’

He went on to say that despite feeling privileged that people would turn to him in dark times, he does realize the issues are bigger than him.

Spacey explained: ‘Because heartbreakingly so many have talked about things having gotten so bad for them that they’ve contemplated taking in their own lives and that’s enough for me to want to take an entirely different approach this year to acknowledge their pain.’

The actor went on to urge anyone who is suffering at this time that feel that there is no other way out but taking their own lives, there is another way.

'To acknowledge their pain': He also dedicated the nearly two-and-a-half minute video to people who are suffering in 2020 and even revealed that he has had friends who have contemplated taking their own lives

'To acknowledge their pain': He also dedicated the nearly two-and-a-half minute video to people who are suffering in 2020 and even revealed that he has had friends who have contemplated taking their own lives

‘To acknowledge their pain’: He also dedicated the nearly two-and-a-half minute video to people who are suffering in 2020 and even revealed that he has had friends who have contemplated taking their own lives

'To anyone out there who is struggling, or contemplating that idea, please, please do not take that step': The actor went on to urge anyone who is suffering at this time that feel that there is no other way out but taking their own lives, there is another way

'To anyone out there who is struggling, or contemplating that idea, please, please do not take that step': The actor went on to urge anyone who is suffering at this time that feel that there is no other way out but taking their own lives, there is another way

‘To anyone out there who is struggling, or contemplating that idea, please, please do not take that step’: The actor went on to urge anyone who is suffering at this time that feel that there is no other way out but taking their own lives, there is another way

He said: ‘To anyone out there who is struggling, or contemplating that idea, please, please do not take that step.

‘If you’re standing in a place that you can no longer remain standing. If you’re suffering, if you need help. If you feel guilt or shame, if you’re struggling with your identity. If your back is up against the wall, or if you feel that there is no path for you, whatever your situation. I promise you there is a path.’

He concluded the short clip with a message of positivity as he said: ‘At this time during this holiday and beyond, even if you don’t feel it, there are people out there who understand and who can help, because you are not alone. 

‘And so i just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas a great 2021 and say to all those out there who might be suffering it gets better, it does get better. Happy holidays everyone.’

Sending a message: He concluded the video by saying: 'And so i just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas a great 2021 and say to all those out there who might be suffering it gets better, it does get better. Happy holidays everyone'

Sending a message: He concluded the video by saying: 'And so i just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas a great 2021 and say to all those out there who might be suffering it gets better, it does get better. Happy holidays everyone'

Sending a message: He concluded the video by saying: ‘And so i just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas a great 2021 and say to all those out there who might be suffering it gets better, it does get better. Happy holidays everyone’

Seek help:  It concludes with the 1-800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention Hotline and 1-800-662-4357 Substance Abuse Mental Health Hotline

Seek help:  It concludes with the 1-800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention Hotline and 1-800-662-4357 Substance Abuse Mental Health Hotline

Seek help:  It concludes with the 1-800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention Hotline and 1-800-662-4357 Substance Abuse Mental Health Hotline

It concludes with the 1-800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention Hotline and 1-800-662-4357 Substance Abuse Mental Health Hotline. 

This is a bit of an annual tradition now as this is the third year in a row that Spacey has posted a YouTube video on Christmas Eve. 

Last year, he once again seemingly adopted the Southern accent of his former House of Cards character, the villainous Frank Underwood, in the one minute clip.

‘You didn’t really think I was gonna miss the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas did you?’ began the 60-year-old, addressing the camera while sitting by a fireplace. 

Another one: Last year, he once again seemingly adopted the Southern accent of his former House of Cards character, the villainous Frank Underwood, in the one minute clip

Another one: Last year, he once again seemingly adopted the Southern accent of his former House of Cards character, the villainous Frank Underwood, in the one minute clip

Another one: Last year, he once again seemingly adopted the Southern accent of his former House of Cards character, the villainous Frank Underwood, in the one minute clip

‘It’s been a pretty good year, and I’m grateful to have my health back,’ continued the Academy Award winning actor. 

‘In light of that, I’ve made some changes in my life and I’d like to invite you to join me.’

‘As we walk into 2020, I want to cast my vote for more good in this world. Ah yes, I know what you’re thinking. Can he be serious? I’m dead serious. And it’s not that hard. Trust me.’

‘The next time someone does something you don’t like, you can go on the attack. But you can also hold your fire, and do the unexpected. You can…kill them with kindness,’ he finishes, before an ominous musical sting plays to close out the video. 

Strong choice: Spacey once again seemingly adopts the Southern accent of his former House of Cards character, Frank Underwood

Strong choice: Spacey once again seemingly adopts the Southern accent of his former House of Cards character, Frank Underwood

Strong choice: Spacey once again seemingly adopts the Southern accent of his former House of Cards character, Frank Underwood

The video comes a year to the day after the American Beauty star released his now-infamous ‘Let Me Be Frank’ holiday message. 

The 3-minute video opened on a defiant Spacey washing his hands in the kitchen while wearing a Santa Claus-themed apron.

Just as he had done in the show while playing the ruthless and conniving President Underwood, Spacey stared head-on into the camera and directly addressed the viewers.

‘I know what you want,’ Spacey-as-Underwood uttered with his character’s unmistakable cadence and southern accent. ‘Oh, sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, is too powerful.’  

His last effort: The video comes a year to the day after the American Beauty star released his now-infamous 'Let Me Be Frank' holiday message

His last effort: The video comes a year to the day after the American Beauty star released his now-infamous 'Let Me Be Frank' holiday message

The 3-minute video opened on a defiant Spacey washing his hands in the kitchen while wearing a Santa Claus-themed apron

The 3-minute video opened on a defiant Spacey washing his hands in the kitchen while wearing a Santa Claus-themed apron

His last effort: The video comes a year to the day after the American Beauty star released his now-infamous ‘Let Me Be Frank’ holiday message

Spacey acknowledged the charges that had been made against him and suggested he would overcome them and revive his career.

‘We’re not done, no matter what anyone says,’ he said. ‘Some believed everything and they’ve just been waiting with bated breath for him to confess it all. They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved. Wouldn’t it be easy if it was all so simple?

‘Only you and I both know it’s never that simple. Not in politics and not in life, but you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgement without facts, would you?’

He then made a number of cryptic statements, at one point stating: ‘If I didn’t pay the price for the things we both know I did do, I’m certainly not gonna pay the price for the things I didn’t do.’

Spacey then closed out the video by stating: ‘I feel surprisingly good and my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full truth.

‘Wait a minute, now that I think of it, you never actually saw me die, did you? Conclusions can be so deceiving. Miss me?’

Under fire: A slew of sexual assault accusations against Spacey led to his firing from House of Cards and his removal from the completed movie All the Money in the World, which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer. Spacey seen here in Rome back in August 2019

Under fire: A slew of sexual assault accusations against Spacey led to his firing from House of Cards and his removal from the completed movie All the Money in the World, which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer. Spacey seen here in Rome back in August 2019

Under fire: A slew of sexual assault accusations against Spacey led to his firing from House of Cards and his removal from the completed movie All the Money in the World, which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer. Spacey seen here in Rome back in August 2019

A slew of sexual assault accusations against Spacey led to his firing from House of Cards and his removal from the completed movie All the Money in the World, which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer. 

One accuser passed away in October 2019, leading to Los Angeles prosecutors rejecting a sexual battery case against the actor. 

The case stemmed from a masseur’s allegations that Spacey inappropriately touched him during a massage session at a home in Malibu, California, in October 2016.

The decision stated that the allegations against Spacey could not be proven without the masseur’s participation.  

The groping allegation was first brought in 2017, days after Spacey’s first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp 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.

Accusations: One accuser passed away in October 2019, leading to Los Angeles prosecutors rejecting a sexual battery case against the actor

Accusations: One accuser passed away in October 2019, leading to Los Angeles prosecutors rejecting a sexual battery case against the actor

Accusations: One accuser passed away in October 2019, leading to Los Angeles prosecutors rejecting a sexual battery case against the actor

Meanwhile, on July 17, 2019 prosecutors announced they were dropping an indecent assault and battery charge brought against the star last year.

Spacey was accused of groping an 18-year-old man at a bar on the resort island of Nantucket in 2016.

William Little, 18, accused Spacey of reaching his hand down his pants at The Club Car, a claim he said could be corroborated by text messages he exchanged with an group of friends and his then-girlfriend.

Little, who worked at the establishment where the alleged incident took place, told Spacey he was 23 at the time.

It was revealed however the texts on the accuser’s phone had been deleted by his mother prior to handing it over to authorities – and the phone had been lost at some point in the past year.

The case unraveled after the accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify about text messages from the night of the alleged groping that the defence claimed were deleted.

Accuser: The groping allegation was first brought in 2017, days after Spacey's first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp [pictured January 2019], said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26

Accuser: The groping allegation was first brought in 2017, days after Spacey's first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp [pictured January 2019], said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26

Accuser: The groping allegation was first brought in 2017, days after Spacey’s first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp [pictured January 2019], said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26

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