Gaybutton wrote:If Spacey admits to having done it once, I don't know whether he did it again, perhaps many times. Do you know? If your answer is yes, I'd like you to tell me how you know. If the answer is no, what would it take to convince you that he's "guilty as charged"? If your answer is "I don't know," then it seems you agree with me
My answer is "No, I don't know for sure as I have no specific evidence from my own eyes." On the other hand, how many juries of 12 good men/women and true know for sure that the man they are condemning is guilty or not. In most cases they do not. All they can do is weigh up the evidence as presented to them, exactly as you and I and everyone else has to do re the present spate of allegations. We each come to our own conclusions.
As far as Spacey is concerned, I do not "know" but I am certainly convinced to my own level of proof - not on the basis of one act done when perhaps drunk decades ago. I am convinced because I have old friends of many years standing in the acting/producing profession who had worked with him several times and told me some of what they both "knew" for certain - having seen it in person - and more of what they "suspected". A good friend whom I have known for over 40 years and with whom I have stayed at least a dozen times in Sydney who is also in the production profession has a close friend who worked on the Richard III tour when it moved to Sydney. He told my friend about further indiscretions on that tour. indiscretions that were sexual of nature and directed towards young men.
So on the basis of that "evidence" presented to me by people whom I trust implicitly, I accept that the allegations against Spacey are true.