|Kevin Spacey (via screen capture)|
Academy Award winner and accused sexual assaulter Kevin Spacey made a rare public appearance this past Friday after a lengthy period of self-imposed exile.
This is the first appearance since sexual assault charges against him by a young man in Nantucket were dropped in July after his accuser refused to waive his 5th Amendment rights.
The odd appearance included a dramatic recitation of Gabriele Tinti’s poem “The Boxer” at Rome’s Palazzo Massimo alle Terme museum.
Spacey read the poem to a gathering of nearly 150 museum attendees in front of the bronze nude statue known as “Boxer at Rest.”
Via The Telegraph:
“Spacey appeared in front of the Greek statue Boxer at Rest in Rome, to read Gabriele Tinti’s poem The Boxer, about an exhausted fighter used for entertainment then left bleeding by the ringside. … Standing beside the Greek bronze cast of the ravaged fighter, which dates from around 316 BC, Spacey, dressed in a tobacco-coloured suit, intoned the poem to a startled audience at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.”
According to reports, journalists were tipped off in advance of the appearance. It would appear that Spacey chose the poem for subtext.
From the poem:
“The more you’re wounded the greater you are. And the more empty you are. I have endured no end of sleepless nights. They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff. Life was over in a moment.”