Anthony Rapp accuses Kevin Spacey of sexual assault, actor comes out as gay
“Star Trek: Discovery” performer Anthony Rapp has blamed Kevin Spacey for making an undesirable lewd gesture towards him when he was 14 years of age after he went to a gathering at Spacey’s New York loft in 1986. “Star Trek: Discovery” performer Anthony Rapp has blamed Kevin Spacey for making an undesirable lewd gesture towards him when he was 14 years of age after he went to a gathering at Spacey’s New York loft in 1986. Rapp, 46, disclosed to Buzzfeed News that he went to the gathering individually in the wake of get to know Spacey and was the main non-grown-up there. In the wake of getting exhausted, Rapp went into a room and sat in front of the TV until small hours, when he understood nobody else was left in the condo.
Rapp said Spacey soon entered the room, lifted him up, and got over him in a lewd gesture
“My memory was that I thought, ‘Oh, everybody’s gone.
Well, yeah, I should probably go home,’ Spacey sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk,” Rapp recalled.
The actor said 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 said that he is not in touch with Spacey since the incident, but has told the story to several friends and family members.
The actor added that the Harvey Weinstein scandal prompted him to speak out.
Soon after the revelation, Spacey apologised to Rapp saying that he “does not remember” any such encounter but he is “sorry” if he behaved in such a manner under the influence of alcohol.
“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story.
“I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years,” he posted on Twitter.
Spacey said Rapp’s story encouraged him to address his sexuality.