Spacey ‘beyond hor­ri­fied’ by claim

The New Zealand Herald - - WORLD -

Ac­tor Kevin Spacey said yes­ter­day he is “beyond hor­ri­fied” by al­le­ga­tions that he made sex­ual ad­vances on a teen boy decades ago.

The two-time Os­car win­ner posted on Twit­ter that he doesn’t re­mem­ber the en­counter. “But 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,” he said.

In an in­ter­view with Buz­zFeed, ac­tor An­thony Rapp said Spacey be­friended him while they both per­formed on Broad­way shows. Rapp was 14 when he at­tended a party at Spacey’s apart- ment in 1986, he said. At the end of the night, an ine­bri­ated Spacey picked him up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, Rapp said.

Rapp said the 26-year-old was hold­ing him down tightly, but he was able to get away and left the apart­ment.

Rapp, now 46 and star­ring in the TV show Star Trek: Discovery, said he came for­ward af­ter al­le­ga­tions against

Har­vey We­in­stein sparked con­ver­sa­tions about sex­ual abuse and ha­rass­ment in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

Spacey, 58, spoke pub­licly about his sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion for the first time yes­ter­day on Twit­ter.

“As those clos­est to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women,” he said. “I have loved and had ro­man­tic en­coun­ters with men through­out my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.”

Spacey had never dis­closed his sex­u­al­ity be­fore but said Rapp’s story en­cour­aged him to speak. “I want to deal with this hon­estly and openly and that starts with ex­am­in­ing my own be­hav­iour,” he said. — AP

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