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Dec132017

German publication releases audio from Morrissey interview; confirms Kevin Spacey comments

Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for FireflyAfter Morrissey claimed that he was not fairly represented in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel, the site has released the audio from the interview, confirming the musician's controversial comments about disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.

The audio confirms that Morrissey said that he feels Spacey -- whom 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 "unnecessarily attacked."

"You have to wonder where the boy's parents were," Morrissey said of Rapp.

Speaking generally about the news of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Morrissey also said in the Der Spiegel story that he "hate[s] rape" and "hate[s] sexual situations that's forced on a person," before adding that "in many, many situations, you look at the circumstances, and you think that the person who is called a victim is merely disappointed." The audio confirms that statement as well.

In his statement refuting the original Der Spiegel article, Morrissey wrote, "Would I support Kevin Spacey's private proclivities? No, never. Would I ever support abuse of children? No, never. Would I support sexual harassment? No, never. Would I support rape? No, never."

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