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Judi Dench defends ‘good friend’ of Kevin Spacey, criticism on his removal from “All the Money in the World’

Dame Judi Dench defended her “good friend” of Kevin Spacey in the San Sebastian Film Festival on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

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Dame Judi Dench defended her “good friend” Kevin Spacey and criticism on the decision to remove the disgraced actor from the movie “All the Money in the World.”

Spacey, an Academy Award-winning actor, was accused of sexual misconduct late last year by a number of men in the united states and britain, Officials in both countries to open criminal investigations in order to further investigate the claims.

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After the allegations, he was fired from Netflix’s “House of Cards” and replaced by Christopher Plummer in the Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World. Since the allegations, Spacey has remained away from the limelight.

Dench, 83, discussed Spacey with reporters at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain on Tuesday, Variety reported.

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“I cannot approve, in any manner, of the fact that — what he has done — then you start to cut him from the movies,” the actress said. “We do what happened when he was replaced with Christopher Plummer? We do that through the whole history? We go back in history and anyone who has problematic in any way, or that violate the law, or who has committed a type of offense, they will always be cut out? We are going to flow from our history? I don’t know.”

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Dench recalled working with Spacey on the in 2002 in the movie “The Shipping News” and said the actor brought her great comfort during a difficult time.

“I just remembered that my husband died, and I was in a bad way, I was going to do ‘The Shipping News’ with Kevin Spacey and Kevin was of inestimable comfort and never mentioned that he knew I was in a bad way,” she remembered. “He welcomed me and loved me,” she said.

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The Academy Award-winning actress said that she couldn’t imagine what Spacey was up to now but called him a “great actor and a good friend.”

Dench was asked about the #MeToo movement that they called a “special moment.”

“I think that there are many things to be redressed, and right,” she said. “It is a special moment of change, a turnaround at this time. And there are still many more parts for women, and that is very good indeed, and long may that continue.”

Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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