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Kevin Spacey Comes Out ‘As A Gay Man’, Apologizes to Anthony Rapp But Internet Is Furious

In a recent interview with Buzzfeed News,  Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault when he was only 14 years old.

In reply to that, Kevin Spacey came out as gay and apologized to the Star Trek: Discover star. After the story went viral, the Oscar winner released a statement on social media:

I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor,” he wrote. “I am beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter as it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior and I am sorry for the feelings he described having carried with him all these years.

This story has encouraged me to address other things in my life…I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. 

 

Rapp confirmed that Spacey is telling the truth when he tweeted“Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time.”

 

Rapp explained the traumatising event on Sunday, sharing about the time he went to the then 26-year-old’s apartment at a party when they were performing on Broadway.

“He was trying to seduce me,” Rapp said. “I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”

Rapp was starring for Precious Sons at the time. When he was at the party, he got bored and decided to watch TV in Spacey’s bedroom. He did not realise everyone had left. That was when Spacey entered the bedroom and allegedly held the actor up, climbed on top of him and tried to make sexual advances.

Rapp said, “My memory was that I thought, ‘Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home.'”

He recalled that “[Spacey] sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk.”

Rapp also claims that Spacey “picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me.”

Rapp, seeing how others have come forward about sexual assault with the Harvey Weinstein issue, was inspired to share his own story too.

“And not to simply air a grievance,” Rapp said, “but to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because many people, including myself, being silent. … I’m feeling really awake to the moment that we’re living in, and I’m hopeful that this can make a difference.”

The actor admitted that seeing Spacey still discomforts him.

“My stomach churns,” Rapp said. “I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It’s just deeply confusing to me.”

 

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