Judi Dench Defends Kevin Spacey And Harvey Weinstein’s Work: ‘You Cannot Deny Somebody A Talent’

Judi Dench has spoken out about the sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein once again.

Dench insisted the actor’s screen and stage work should not necessarily be forgotten despite the accusations.

Talking about Spacey being removed from “All the Money In The World”, Dench said, according to Deadline: “What kind of agony is that? Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic and everything that he did [as artistic director] – how wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?”

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She told the Radio Times, “You cannot deny somebody a talent. You might as well never look at a Caravaggio painting [the Renaissance painter was also a murderer].

“You might as well never have gone to see Noël Coward [who was accused of predatory behaviour].”

This isn’t the first time Dench has spoken about Spacey, whom she previously described as a “good friend.”

She said at the San Sebastian Film Festival last year: “I can’t approve, in any way, of the fact that – whatever he has done – that you then start to cut him out of the films.”

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