Actor Kevin Spacey has apologized to fellow actor Anthony Rapp for what Rapp alleges was an unwanted sexual encounter that occurred when he was 14. Matthew Larotonda reports.
Kevin Spacey has apologized to another actor who alleges the star made sexual advances TOWARD him when he was only 14. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Actor Anthony Rapp described attending a party hosted by Spacey in 1986. Rapp stating that Spacey picked him up and brought him to a bed after the other guests left. He thought that Spacey was drunk, pushed him off, and left. Hours after Rapp's interview was published, Spacey took to Twitter to apologize to him. He stated that he didn't recollect the incident, but, quote, "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 describes having carried with him all these years." The Oscar-winner says the incident has prompted him to address other things about his life. Spacey used his statement to say he now chooses to live as a gay man, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Rapp is best known for the Broadway musical, Rent, and is now starring in a new Star Trek series. He says he stayed quiet for three decades, but was inspired to come forward amid other Hollywood sexual abuse stories sparked by allegations around producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein denies having non consensual sex with anyone.