Anthony Rapp is accusing Kevin Spacey of making unwanted sexual advances on him in 1986.
Rapp, best known for his roles in Star Trek and Rent, is 12 years younger than the House of Cards star. He first came forward with the allegations against Spacey today in an interview with BuzzFeed.
“He 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. He was trying to seduce me. I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually,” Rapp told BuzzFeed.
Spacey claims not to remember the incident but apologized for causing Rapp any grief.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
So basically, Kevin Spacey’s defense is that he’s gay and now needs privacy while he tries to live out his truth. Unfortunately, this doesn’t change the fact that Anthony Rapp looked like this at the time of the alleged incident, when he was 14:
This is what Anthony Rapp looked like when 26-year-old Kevin Spacey allegedly tried to seduce him.
Anthony was 14 but looks 10. pic.twitter.com/NjaWKTbZvC
— teresa lo (@teresalo_tweets) October 30, 2017
And this is what Kevin Spacey looked like.
— Oliviero Mastrorocco (@ollimastro) February 2, 2017
The guy was already balding. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this exact guy on the Subway before. He smells like week-old socks, carries a garbage bag of recyclables, and leaves a discernible grease mark on the Subway window that he presses his face against.
FOR A QUICK RUNDOWN OF THE SPACEY SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS, WATCH THIS:
This whole thing is like a deeply disturbing soap opera. Let’s be clear here. I didn’t like Kevin Spacey when he was the conniving southerner in House Of Cards. His clear disdain for Republican simpletons below the Mason Dixie is highly offensive and likely goes way beyond the fictional Frank Underwood. It’s oddly reminiscent of a certain prominent political figure I’m sure we all remember.
So, is House of Cards fictional or does Kevin Spacey know how DC really works? pic.twitter.com/8kLl77KCSx
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 30, 2017
It’s important to keep in mind that the Spacey accusations are still alleged. Nothing has been proven yet, but it’s still pretty horrifying. And it serves as a jarring reminder that sexual abuse happens across all orientations. Despite what some people want us to believe, straight white males are not the only predators. Orientation, race, and perceived victimhood does not excuse abuse.