Following Misconduct Allegations, Kevin Spacey Is Seeking Treatment

Some experts are wary of the treatment sought by accused sexual abusers like Kevin Spacey or Harvey Weinstein.

Following Misconduct Allegations, Kevin Spacey Is Seeking Treatment
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Following a string of sexual misconduct allegations, actor Kevin Spacey is reportedly seeking treatment. But, what exactly does that entail?

According to advocacy group Stop It Now!, treatment for sex offenders can include therapy, group therapy, polygraph tests and medication. Experts say the goal of treatment is to help offenders take responsibility for their actions, as well as prevent future abuses

It's not clear what sort of treatment Spacey will undergo, or whether that treatment will be geared toward sexual abusers.

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Harvey Weinstein, whose alleged misconduct opened the floodgates for more accusations, is currently undergoing treatment. Having completed a one-week outpatient program last month, the film mogul is reportedly staying on for another month

That treatment may not have gone well at some points, but his psychologist reports: "There were things that triggered [Weinstein's] anger and our job was to help him recognize where it was coming from and how to control it."

Some psychology experts are doubting the effectiveness of therapy for accused sexual abusers like Weinstein or Spacey. One told NBC, "I am not sure when being a selfish, misogynistic jerk became a medical disorder."