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Nov202017

Morrissey defends Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein 

Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for FireflyMorrissey appears to defend, in part, Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel. Speaking about Spacey, the musician says he thinks that the disgraced actor has been "attacked unnecessarily," according to a translation courtesy of Google Translate.

Last month, actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey made sexual advances toward him at a party in 1986, when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14 years old.  Both were appearing on Broadway in separate plays.  Regarding those allegations, Morrissey says "one wonders where the boy's parents were" and "one wonders if the boy did not know what would happen."

"When you are in somebody's bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to," the musician says. "That's why it does not sound very credible to me."

As for Weinstein, Morrissey says that he "hate[s] sexual situations that are forced on someone" before adding that "in many cases one looks at the circumstances and thinks that the person who is being labeled a victim is merely disappointed."

Morrissey's comments have already caused controversy, with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson slamming him by saying that he's "lost the f****** plot." "Weinstein + Spacey unfairly attacked? For rape, sexual abuse+coercion etc. F*** U Morrissey! F*** YOU," she tweeted.

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