Kevin Spacey comes out, following accusations of sexual misconduct

Actor Kevin Spacey has come out following accusations of sexual misconduct from fellow actor Anthony Rapp.

Early today Buzzfeed News published an interview with Anthony Rapp where he shared that Spacey had allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances to him when he was just fourteen years old.

In the interview Rapp shared that he had been invited to a party at the older actors home when they were both starring in Broadway plays.

The incident reportedly occurred in 1986 when fourteen year old Rapp was appearing in the play Precious Sons and Spacey was acting opposite Jack Lemmon in a revival of Long Days Journey Into Night. Spacey was 26 years old at the time of the alleged incident.

Rapp told Buzzfeed that he’d met Spacey at a industry party, and the actor had later taken him and another young actor to a nighclub despite their young ages. Later when Rapp attended a party at the actors home he’d ended up being the last guest present.

The actor said an intoxicated Spacey had picked him up and laid on top of him on the bed and tried to seduce him.

The actor said he’d decided to share his experience in light of the current discussion sparked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, highlighting that it was not only women who experienced sexual assault and harassment.

Spacey has responded to the article. Posting a statement to his Facebook page, the actor publicly acknowledged his bisexuality for the first time, and said he now identifies as a gay man.

The House of Cards star said he was beyond horrified to hear Rapp’s recall of events, and said that while he could not remember the alleged incident, he was apologising for his behaviour.

OIP Staff


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