Kevin Spacey Apologises For Sexual Misconduct Towards 14-Year-Old Anthony Rapp

| October 30 , 2017 , 14:53 IST

Ever since allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood's movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein became public, many popular names came forward to talk about their own exploitation experiences without any more inhibitions.

Another name added to the list when the 'Star Trek: Discovery' star Anthony Rapp recently shared his traumatic experience with Kevin Spacey who made sexual advances towards a 14-year-old Anthony more than 3 decades back.

Following the actor's interview, Kevin on Monday apologised for his "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour" towards the then teenager in a Twitter post. Further adding to his statement, he admitted to not remembering anything from the mentioned night.

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Apologising for his behaviour, the 58-year-old said, "If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years."

Having raised many eyebrows for his sexual preferences throughout his career, Spacey came clean and said, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I now choose to live life as a gay man."

He further wrote about trying and "examining" his "own behaviour" before dealing with the case "honestly and openly". The two-time Oscar winner was "beyond horrified" by the accusations and took his time to process the allegations before publically apologising to the actor.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp has accused Spacey of unwelcome advances when the latter invited him to a party in 1986. The two were reportedly working on a Broadway together then. Kevin later invited the actor to a party at his Manhattan apartment.

Anthony said that while he was relaxing in one of the bedrooms during the party, he didn't realise that all the guests have already left the venue when Spacey made his presence known in the room's doorway. After establishing that Kevin was drunk, Rapp was "frozen".

Anthony said, "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."

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In the act of "seducing" Rapp, Kevin failed when the former closed himself in the bathroom before leaving. Talking to the website, Anthony said, "He was trying to seduce me," and added, "I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually."

The 46-year-old Rapp stated in a series of tweets, "I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out, to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me."

He further added, "Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time."