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JUDI DENCH DEFENDS ‘GOOD FRIEND’ KEVIN SPACEY

Judi Dench is here for her "good friend" Kevin Spacey. According to Variety, Dench believes that accused sexual assaulter Spacey should be given a second chance.

The 83-year-old said of his being replaced by Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World: "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."

Dench continued: "Are we to go back throughout history and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or who has broken the law, or who has committed some kind of offense, are they always going to be cut out? Are we going to extrude them from our history?"

The Oscar winner added, "I don’t know about the conditions of it, but nevertheless he is, and was, a most wonderful actor… And a good friend," before concluding, "I can’t imagine what he’s doing now."

But she’s all in for #MeToo! I think there are many things to be redressed and made right," she explained. "It is an extraordinary moment of change, a sea change at the moment. And there are many more parts for women, which is very good indeed, and long may that go on."

Anthony Rapp, 46, was the first to accuse Spacey of misconduct in October of last year. Several other men came forward. At the time, he denied remembering the incidents, but apologized for any harm that was done. Spacey has largely disappeared from view since the allegations were made public.