November 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
Author Gay Talese defends Kevin Spacey, says accusers should ‘suck it up’

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Author and journalist Gay Talese feels sorry that Kevin Spacey’s career is ruined because of “10 minutes of indiscretion.”

While appearing at the New York Public Library’s Literary Lions Gala on Tuesday night, Talese was asked who he would like to profile. Vanity Fair reports Talese named Spacey as the subject he would like to interview.

“I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy’s career,” Talese replied. “So, OK, it happened 10 years ago … Jesus, suck it up once in a while.”

There have been multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey but Talese is assumed to be talking about Anthony Rapp, who first came forward publicly with accusations against Spacey.

“I would like to ask [Spacey] how it feels to lose a lifetime of success and hard work all because of 10 minutes of indiscretion 10 years or more ago,” Talese continued.

Talese also thinks that everyone has done things to be ashamed of including the Dalai Lama.

“You know something, all of us in this room at one time or another did something we’re ashamed of,” Talese added. “The Dalai Lama has done something he’s ashamed of. The Dalai Lama should confess … put that in your magazine.”

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