Kevin Spacey's 'Apology' Slammed, After Anthony Rapp Alleges Sexual Advance at Age 14

Gina Carbone
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Kevin Spacey just apologized and came out in the same tweet, and many are upset at the pairing.

"Rent" and "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp shared his story with BuzzFeed News, alleging Kevin Spacey tried to have sex with him in 1986 when Rapp was only 14 and Spacey was 26.

According to Rapp's account, Spacey befriended Rapp while they were both performing on Broadway; he invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party and, at the end of the night, he picked Rapp up (similar to a scene from Rapp's play, "Precious Sons") placed him on his bed, climbed on top of him, and tried to have sex with him.

After sharing the full details of the story with BuzzFeed, Rapp said:

"The older I get, and the more I know, I feel very fortunate that something worse didn't happen. And at the same time, the older I get, the more I can't believe it. I could never imagine [that] anyone else I know would do something like that to a 14-year-old boy."

Rapp told several friends over the years, and said he even met with a lawyer, who told him there was no case worth pursuing. He said he's sharing his story publicly now after the Harvey Weinstein scandal has opened the door to allow such conversations to be heard.

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The BuzzFeed story did address the speculation that Spacey is gay. Since his sexuality was made public in the same piece, Spacey acknowledged both Rapp's allegations against him and the rumors that he's gay in the same statement:


Spacey coming out as "a gay man" for the first time publicly in this context made for an uncomfortable juxtaposition. Many were quick to point out that being gay was not the meant to be the big reveal of Rapp's story, the big reveal was the allegation was that an adult tried to have sex with a 14-year-old.