Kevin Spacey comes out as gay following accusation of sexual assault from actor Anthony Rapp

Kevin Spacey comes out as gay following accusation of sexual assault from actor Anthony Rapp

Star Trek: Discovery actor and Broadway star Anthony Rapp (pictured top left) came forward with claims that Kevin Spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was 14 years old.

Spacey allegedly made a pass at Rapp in 1986 when the two were working together in the Broadway play, Precious Sons, according to an interview he did with BuzzFeed News. At the time, Spacey was 26 years old.

Rapp said that the advances happened after a party at Spacey’s apartment. Spacey picked Rapp up and put him on the bed, climbing on top of him. Rapp said that this was an attempt for Spacey to “seduce” him. “I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually,” he adds.

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

Rapp’s accusations come after the floodgates of sexual harassment and abuse have opened following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The harassment and abuse goes beyond the acts of the misconduct of men towards women. The accusations include the predation of younger men. Former APA agent Tyler Grasham has been accused by multiple actors of sexual assault including actor Tyler Cornell, who filed a police report accusing him of sodomy. As a result, actor Cameron Boyce fired Grasham as his agent and Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard quit the agency.

The long list of allegations prompted Rapp to come forward “not to simply air a grievance.” Rapp said he wants to shine another light on this behavior that has been allowed. “I’m feeling really awake to the moment that we’re living in, and I’m hopeful that this can make a difference,” he adds.

Hours after Anthony Rapp came forward with his story, Spacey took to Twitter to respond. After apologizing to Rapp, saying he has a lot of respect and admiration for him as an actor, he goes on to say he was “horrified” by the story and does not remember the encounter.

The Twitter post also goes on to address rumors about Spacey’s personal life. “As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women,” he said. “I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose to live as a gay man.”

Read his entire tweet below.

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  1. himbo
    October 30, 10:37 Reply

    Was he ever in the closet tho? Also fuck him for using his “coming out”this to deflect from his paedophilia. Because we need that stereotype reconfirmed.

  2. Francis
    October 30, 11:42 Reply

    I didn’t even see the age sef until I went on Twitter to read follow up comments on this tweet. Where the fuck was his publicist abi are they both retarded?

  3. ParishiltonBff
    October 30, 13:13 Reply

    Oh now he’s associating Homosexuality with paedophillia. As a fan of his on house of cards I’m extremely disappointed.

    • ParishiltonBff
      October 30, 13:16 Reply

      How disgusting. His choice of words are also poor. He mentions hooking up with women and men and then CHOOSING to live a life as a gay man, fortifying a stigma the LGBT community has fought hard to dismantle. Not only that, but pedophilia and homosexuality are always linked to explain the ‘aberration’ or ‘corruption’ of the mind to not follow heteronormative behavior and the religious standard of being in a man/woman relationship.

      This statement is a rushed desperate attempt to be looked as innocent at the cost of the gay community. It only proves that he is, in fact, a piece of garbage.

      • edgar
        October 31, 16:03 Reply

        Ummm are you by any chance on atrl? I swear I saw this exact comment on there if you are hi fellow atrler!
        Its shocking this just went mainstream considering the fact there’s been chatter on the web about this man’s abuse and self entitlement to the bodies of those he considers below him for years and drunkenness is never an excuse,it doesn’t invalidate harm caused to other.
        Now waiting for Bryan singer,David geffen etc to be exposed especially Bryan singer so I won’t be so engulfed with guilt anytime I watch Amy x-men related movie poor Taylor lautner though.

          • edgar
            November 02, 21:37 Reply

            An atrler on kitodiaries YASSSSSSSSS BITCH YASSSSSSSSSSSSSS! but girl Paris Hilton is a no no drop that bitch back in 2007 like the rest of the world did

  4. quinn
    October 30, 14:30 Reply

    Oh Thank heavens he finally admitted it! And I think it’s very reasonable of him to admit it and apologize

  5. Ken George
    October 30, 19:32 Reply

    Without appearing to endorse paedophilia i do think some people just look for every opportunity to milk there 5 seconds of fame. Ok he made advances at u in th 80s when u were 14, so what? He didnt rape or molest u. Why not confront him privately? Why must u announce to the world that kevin winked at u 20yrs ago?? Abeg make we hear word. Dude already apologised so run along now. Your 5 seconds are up!

    • Francis
      October 30, 22:03 Reply

      And House of Cards I hear has been cancelled. He would have kept his job if he wasn’t stupid enough as to address this in a flippant manner

      • Ken George
        October 31, 18:15 Reply

        I dont he cares. A-list celebs choose movie roles, not the other way round. Who knows, he might have even staged this just to get oout of the contract

        • Francis
          October 31, 18:40 Reply

          Wow! See angle. ???? Anything is possible but would he risk so much just to get out of a contract????

        • edgar
          October 31, 18:54 Reply

          Ok if he did then he and his team has to be the dumbest people on the planet meaning there is no way he did that first of all the shelf life of an actor or an entertainer in general is your marketability to the masses which in turn is dependent on public goodwill why would he want to turn the public against him in this political climate where social justice warriors are looking for any chance to tear people who they consider toxic to society,and I might also add Harvey Weinstein is way more powerful than Kevin spacey who isn’t as dependent on public goodwill guess what his career is shot to hell,anyways Kevin spacey is done and age is also a factor that has worked against no casting director would go near him

    • edgar
      October 31, 16:26 Reply

      This is an enabling comment and excuses his behaviour,and also this is why a lot of victims don’t come out cause they get blamed for what the perpetrator committed and you do realise a 27 year was propositioning a 14 year old kid who looked 11 years old if I might add and you think that’s okay? Do better and say no to any form of sexual perversion and lastly its harder for men to cop up to being sexually harassed due to perpetuation of toxic masculinity in society

  6. Cleopatro
    October 30, 23:32 Reply

    not spaceeeyy, wonder who’s head is next on social media’s chopping block.

  7. quinn
    October 31, 17:24 Reply

    Yeah what Ken George said

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