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Morrissey issues statement on controversial Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein comments

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagicMorrissey has issued a statement regarding the controversial comments he made about disgraced Hollywood figures Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel published last month.

"Would I support Kevin Spacey's private proclivities? No, never," Morrissey writes in a Facebook post. "Would I ever support abuse of children? No, never. Would I support sexual harassment? No, never. Would I support rape? No, never."

In the Der Spiegel piece, Morrissey is quoted as saying that he felt Spacey -- who actor Anthony Rapp alleged made sexual advances toward him at a party in 1986, when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14 years old -- was being "attacked unnecessarily."

He was also quoted as saying that in many cases of accused sexual misconduct, "the person who is being labeled a victim is merely disappointed."

In his statement, Morrissey accuses Der Spiegel of having no intention to "convey my views fairly," and adds that the publication has refused requests for the full unedited audio of the interview.

"You must forget the print media who are infatuated with their own reflection and do not want yours," Morrissey says.

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