A man comes forward and says Spacey assaulted him when he was just 14 years old.
Spacey’s initial defense was— astoundingly— I don’t remember and also, “I’m gay!”
Even more astoundingly the media initially runs with the angle: Kevin Spacey comes out! Not, say, the allegations of sexual assault against an underage boy. Or, as it would turn out, boys.
The allegations were bad enough without Spacey turning back the clock on one of the most odious gay smears. And, at first, the media ran with it.
That happened in the “woke AF fall of 2017.”