MILAN (AP) — Actor Kevin Spacey has read a poem about a worn-out and lonely boxer during an appearance at a Rome museum weeks after a criminal sexual misconduct case against him collapsed.
The two-time Oscar winner stood next to a bronze statue of a battered fighter at the National Roman Museum on Friday while reciting Italian poet Gabriele Tinti’s “The Boxer.”
Tinti’s poem is about a fighter left bleeding at ringside, cast aside despite previous glory.
Spacey read: “They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff. Life was over in a moment.”
Prosecutors in Massachusetts last month dropped a case in which Spacey was accused of groping a young man at a bar in 2016.
He remains under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct in London and Los Angeles.