Kevin Spacey responded to a pedophile allegation from “Star Trek’ actor Anthony Rapp by coming out as gay man.
“I am beyond horrified to hear this story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago,” the 58-year-old actor tweeted early Monday morning in response to the allegation from Rapp. On Sunday, the 46-year-old actor told BuzzFeed News that the “House of Cards” star made a pass at him when he was 14 years old at a party.
“But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years,” he added.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Spacey said Rapp’s accusation had “encouraged him to address other things about” his life.
“As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man,” he continued. “I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior.”
According to the report, Rapp said the two met in 1986 when they were both working on Broadway. One night, Spacey reportedly invited him to a party at his apartment. At some point during the night, the “American Beauty” star then 26, allegedly “picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance.”
Rapp recalled that he pushed Spacey off of him, went to a bathroom and closed the door, thinking: “What is happening?”
He told Spacey he wanted to leave and the “House of Cards” star allegedly asked, “Are you sure you wanna go?” He said “Yes,” then he left.
Rapp said he decided to share his story following all the sexual allegations coming to light against Harvey Weinstein and others in the industry.
“Not to simply air a grievance … but to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because many people, including myself, being silent,” Rapp explained.