Kevin Spacey's Kill Them With Kindness video was released on Christmas eve, and it may have already felt its first repercussion. Spacey is seen channeling his inner Frank Underwood in the Christmas Eve Yule Log video titled "KTWK (Kill Them With Kindness)." The next day after its official release on Youtube, Norwegian author Ari Behn committed suicide.
Behn accused Kevin Spacey of groping him under a table at a Nobel Peace Prize event in 2007. The 47-year old prominent author was married to Norwegian Princess Martha Louise between 2002 and 2017 and is the third Kevin Spacey accuser to die in the last year. The actor maintains his innocence in his latest video and the one he released last year.
"It is with great sadness in our hearts that I on behalf of the very closest relatives of Ari Behn must announce that he took his own life today," said Behn's manager Geir Hakonsund. Behn took his life on Christmas Day. The author's death comes just one day after Kevin Spacey released his second public holiday video where he disturbingly stares into the camera as himself, presumed to be playing his House of Cards character Frank Underwood, a role in which he was fired from. He offers this ominous warning, "The next time someone does something you don't like, you can go on the attack, but you can also hold your fire and do the unexpected. You can kill them with kindness."
In May, Linda Culkin, who accused Spacey of sexual harassment, was killed when she was hit by a car in Boston, Massachusetts. In September, an anonymous male massage therapist who also accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault, died during the court battle. A cause of death was never released publicly, as court documents only state the plaintiff's attorneys notified them on September 11th that their client had "recently passed." It was later stated that the maassage therapist had passed from Cancer. Though, Kevin Spacey's Kill Them With Kindness video really does not help his case at this time.
"I know what you're thinking. Can he be serious? I'm dead serious," says Kevin Spacey at one point in the video. This is pretty much the same tone as last year's surprise holiday video. It's unclear if Spacey is going to make this an annual tradition, but it seems rather tone-deaf as many have already pointed out. Regardless, the actor is still trying to make a comeback to regain his status in the entertainment industry and thinks these Frank Underwood videos are the way to do so. With that being said, someone might want to tell him that these creepy videos aren't helping his case in any way.
Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexual assault by over a dozen people since 2017. Actor Anthony Rapp came forward first, which started an avalanche of accusations against Spacey. Netflix ultimately fired the actor from House of Cards and he was replaced by Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World. Since then, Spacey has been rather quiet, except for the bizarre holiday videos he has been gifting to the world. The news of Ari Behn's death was originally reported by NDTV.