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Kevin Spacey Reads Italian Poem With Some Interesting Lines: 'They Used Me for Their Entertainment'

By Daniel Goldblatt

Embattled actor Kevin Spacey made a random appearance at a museum in Italy, where he read a poem that seemed anything like a random choice.

Spacey was seen at the at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme (aka the National Roman Museum) where he performed in front of the "Boxer at Rest" statue. It was his first public appearance since sexual misconduct charges against the actor were dropped.

Inside, he performed Gabriele Tinti's poem "The Boxer," which is about a fighter at the end of his career.

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"This is why you have dug me the grave," Spacey can be seen saying in a video posted by The Daily Beast. "You have opened it down there, far away. To conceal me. So as not to have problems and not have to see."

He then shouts, "Fools!"


Spacey continued, "You have to suck the heart of a hero as long as it beats, you out to know this. I shook the country, made the arenas vibrate, tore my opponents to shreds. I lit up the darkness, collected insults, compelled applause."

He can lastly be seen saying, "They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff. Life was over in a moment."


On July 17, the sexual assault charges that Spacey was facing after he was accused of groping a man at a bar in Nantucket were dropped.

Dukes County District Attorney Michael O'Keefe stated they were dropping the charges due to "the unavailability of the complaining witness."

The move is not a surprise given the last hearing on the matter. Spacey's legal team questioned the whereabouts of his accuser's phone and whether or not he deleted information from it.

Spacey's accuser took the stand during the hearing and eventually pleaded the fifth.

The accuser also dropped his civil case against Spacey.

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