Kevin Spacey may have to stick to working in Europe — as Hollywood isn’t ready to forgive or forget, multiple Tinseltown sources told Page Six.
“I know there are a lot of people right now who are ready to hire me the moment I am cleared of these charges in London,” Spacey told Germany’s ZEIT magazine earlier month. “The second that happens, they’re ready to move forward.”
“It’s not a matter of can Kevin work again, but who will work with him?” one producer told Page Six.
“Look at all these men accused of sex crimes, from Woody Allen to Roman Polanski, they’re all working in Europe.
Allen will premiere his film “Coup de Chance” at Venice in September, while Polanski — who was accused of sexual assault of a minor in 1977 — will screen his movie “The Palace” at the festival as well.
Two movie insiders cited Johnny Depp’s return to the big screen as an example of making it back after such a harrowing trial.
One movie insider told us: “I think Kevin will come back the Johnny Depp way in Europe – I still don’t think people would employ him in Hollywood.”
He is still in the midst of a $31 million lawsuit with the producers of his Netflix hit series “House of Cards.” Space was axed from the show and an arbitrator later ruled his alleged sexual misconduct amounted to a breach of contract; he was told to pay $31 million to the show producers.
Spacey lost an appeal to overturn the ruling last year, though whether or not he has paid the debt remains unclear.
Separate criminal charges in LA and Massachusetts were dropped in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In 2022, Spacey was found not liable in a civil trial in New York.
Kevin Spacey not guilty of assault — but Hollywood isn’t ready to forget. Kevin Spacey not guilty of assault — but Hollywood isn’t ready to forget