Kevin Spacey comes out as gay, apologises over sex claim
KEVIN SPACEY came out as gay early yesterday and apologised to actor Anthony Rapp, who accused the Hollywood star of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was 14 years old.
Spacey’s announcement came after Rapp made the accusation.
Spacey, 58, a double Oscar winner and star of the series “House of Cards”, said he did not remember the encounter but that “if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour. 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.”
Rapp, 46, told Buzzfeed that in 1986, while both he and Spacey were performing in Broadway shows, Spacey invited the then 14-year-old to a party at his New York apartment. Spacey would have been 26 at the time.
Rapp said he was in Spacey’s bedroom watching TV when Spacey appeared in the doorway at the end of the night, “kind of swaying” and apparently drunk.
Rapp said Spacey picked him up, put him on the bed and lay on top of the teenaged boy.
“I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”
Rapp said he squirmed away after a brief period of time and went into the bathroom. Shortly after, he left Spacey’s apartment.