It was an amazing piece of broadcast history – if we had only known at the time.
On March 10, 2015, sexual predator Charlie Rose sat down with sexual predator Kevin Spacey to discuss sexual predator Bill Clinton.
The trifecta of sleaze, in one two-minute clip.
Of course, everyone knew about Bill Clinton’s sexual chicanery, but Kevin Spacey was only the subject of bizarre rumors and Charlie’s bizarre antics were yet to come out.
Still, here they are, two sexual deviants passing judgment on a third.
It’s an amazing two minutes, as I said. Take a look.
“We’ve known each other a long time,” Spacey said of Clinton. “We’ve had a lot of different experiences over the years. I did a number of different things for him, both publicly and privately.”
Spacey mused as to why his friendship with Bill Clinton was so strong. And here he alluded to Clinton’s misdeeds, basically saying he never judged him.
“I suppose that perhaps I never waited to see which way the wind was going to blow, with respect to him,” he said. “I was always there, and I was a true friend.”
“I never doubted him, I never stopped believing him. I took him as he was. And I think that may be part of the reason why we became close.”
When Rose asked if Spacey was as close to Hillary as he is to Bill, he said no.
“But whenever we’re together, I always have a nice time,” he said.
Claims of sexual harassment by Rose came out almost two weeks ago. Women who worked on his show say Rose has a history of “lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas” throughout a roughly 20-year period from the 90s through 2011.
One accuser, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, worked as Rose’s assistant in the mid-2000s and says he used to appear naked in front of her and make sexually explicit phone calls to her. She says she complained to Rose’s assistant, who brushed the accusations aside as “Charlie being Charlie.” When she told a friend about Rose’s alleged behavior, she says, he fired her.
In response, Rose has released a statement claiming that throughout his career he’s prided himself on “being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked” and maintaining that “I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate,” while at the same time claiming he “accept[s] responsibility,” “deeply apologize[s],” and is “greatly embarrassed” for unspecified behavior — an admission that at least some of the accusations are true.
Accusations against Spacey surfaced late last month when he was accused of sexually molesting another actor when he was just 14 years old.
Anthony Rapp, another Hollywood actor and star in Star Trek: Discovery, claims that Spacey made sexual advances towards him at 14 years old.
Spacey allegedly invited him to several parties, one of which was hosted at his home. That party was one in which Rapp allegedly found himself as the only non-adult. He slinked away from the party-goers and then went into a bedroom and just watched TV for several hours.
Then, around midnight, Spacey then reportedly came into the room, after everyone else had left, and began to make sexual advances against him. Rapp was able to get out, but never confronted Spacey about what happened, nor discussed it with anyone else.
Both celebrities have made half-hearted admissions of guilt.