"Spacey made a sexual-advance toward me when I was 14"
House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey tweeted on Monday morning apologizing to Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp, who accused Spacey of trying to seduce him when he was only 14. He has also admitted that he is gay. Though Spacey claims to not remember the encounter, he has offered Rapp his "sincerest apology" for his alleged misconduct.
According to Rapp, Spacey invited him for a house-party in 1986. Spacey was 26 then and Rapp 14. Both of them were acting for Broadway shows. Rapp alleges that at the end of the party, a drunken Spacey put him on his bed and climbed on him. "He was trying to seduce me...to get with me sexually," claims Rapp, who then left the place.
According to Rapp, the incident still makes his "stomach churn". Hinting at the Harvey Weinstein expose, he says he found courage to speak from the many people who've shared their stories to highlight the rampant sexual abuse in Hollywood. Spacey says he's "horrified" to read Rapp's story, and though he has no memory of it, he has apologized for his alleged "inappropriate drunken behaviour".
Putting an end to long-time rumors, in his statement Spacey admitted to having romantic relationships with both men and women all his life. "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose to live as a gay man," he wrote, adding that he wanted to deal with his sexuality honestly and openly.