Last year, Kevin Spacey was fired by Netflix and written out of his long-running series on the streaming service after multiple young men came forward alleging that they had been sexually assaulted by the actor.
House of Cards carried on without Spacey, but clearly, the Oscar-winner has not moved on from his role as corrupt politician Frank Underwood.
Multiple news outlets are reporting today that Spacey has been charged with felony sexual assault in connection with a 2016 incident, in which he allegedly sexually assaulted an 18-year-old aspiring actor.
For reasons that defy explanation, Spacey chose to address the charges by posting a video in which he portrays Underwood.
"I know what you want," Spacey begins in Underwood's accent, addressing the audience directly in the character's signature style.
"Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, too powerful. After all, we shared everything, you and I. I told you my deepest, darkest secrets," he continues in an unsettlingly sinister tone.
"I showed you exactly what people are capable of. I shocked you with my honestly, but mostly I challenged you and made you think. And you trusted me, even though you knew you shouldn't.
"So we're not done, no matter what anyone says. And besides, I know what you want. You want me back."
Bizarrely, Spacey concludes the video by implying that the Underwood character didn't actually die, as House of Cards claims.
"Miss me?" he asks the audience before sauntering off camera.
It's anyone's guess as to what may have led Spacey to believe now would be a good time to adopt the swaggering style of a notoriously ruthless and immoral fictional creation.
The allegation that resulted in today's charges surfaced last year, when Boston television personality Heather Unruh held a press conference, in which she claimed that Spacey had gotten her son drunk and grabbed his genitals.
"My son was a starstruck, straight 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim," Unruh said at the time.
"When my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him."
Something tells us an ill-advised publicity stunt isn't gonna help Spacey get out of this one.