Disgusting acts and creative genius

Consternation! The tsunami of sexual allegations that is still gathering force looks like it may wash away the Netflix series House of Cards, to which I am hopelessly addicted. Its star Kevin Spacey, who plays a monstrously corrupt US president, has been accused of sexually abusing young men working on the show. He is accused of similar behaviour at London’s Old Vic theatre where he was artistic director for more than a decade.

Kevin Spacey remains a great actor and revived the Old Vic. None of the charges against him has yet been proved. On the assumption, however, that some if not all the claims are true, he’d hardly be the first artist to have gone off the reservation.

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