Kevin Spacey Apologizes For Alleged Sexual Harassment & Comes Out As Gay
Actor Kevin Spacey has publicly apologized for his alleged sexual harassment of actor Anthony Rapp, and in the process came out as gay.
Rapp, 46, who was one of the stars in “Star Trek: Discovery” had in an interview with Buzzfeed alleged that a 26-year-old Spacey harassed him when he was just 14, picking him up “like a groom picks up the bride,” before laying on top of him.
Spacey, 58, in a Twitter post addressing the allegation, claimed he had no recollection of the event, but if he did behave as Rapp describes then he owes him “the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.
He continued the statement with him coming out as a gay man, saying although he has had romantic relationships with both men and women throughout his life, he now chooses to live as a gay man.
See the post below:
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Reaction on Twitter was swift and negative, with many criticizing Spacey for describing an assault on a child as drunken behavior.
Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner was having none of it: “Nope,” he wrote.
That Kevin Spacey statement. Nope. Absolutely not. Nope.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 30, 2017
Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein’s most vocal accusers, pointed out that the focus should be the actor who said he was the victim, rather than Spacey’s sexuality.
Dear fellow media:
Keep focus on #AnthonyRapp BE THE VICTIM’S VOICE. Help us level the playing field.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 30, 2017
“You do not get to ‘choose’ to hide under the rainbow,” comic Wanda Sykes wrote.
No no no no no! You do not get to “choose” to hide under the rainbow! Kick rocks! https://t.co/xJDGAxDjxz
— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) October 30, 2017