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Kevin Spacey Allegedly Sexually Harassed Actor Anthony Rapp When He was 14 Years Old

Kevin Spacey Allegedly Sexually Harassed Actor Anthony Rapp When He was 14 Years Old
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By    |   Monday, 30 October 2017 09:12 AM

Kevin Spacey sexually harassed him when he was 14 years old, actor Anthony Rapp reportedly alleged, and though he claimed he didn’t remember the 1986 incident Spacey apologized on social media on Sunday, CNN reported. At the same time, Spacey reportedly came out as gay.

Spacey, a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, becomes one of the highest profile male actors to be accused of sex harassment in the flurry of outings around the Harvey Weinstein sex scnadal.

Rapp, who currently stars in the CBS series "Star Trek: Discovery" and the original cast member of the hit Broadway play "Rent," claimed that Spacey approached him sexually when he was a teenager and Spacey was 26, CNN said.

"He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold," Rapp, now 46, told BuzzFeed News about an alleged encounter with the actor after a party. "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 continued, adding that he was able escape from the incident, BuzzFeed said.

Spacey, now 58, issued a statement on Twitter shortly after the BuzzFeed story broke on Sunday, claiming that he did not remember the incident but apologized to Rapp.

"I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago," said Spacey. "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." Some were angered that Spacey decided to tie his decision to come out with apologizing to Rapp for his actions.

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Kevin Spacey sexually harassed him when he was 14 years old, actor Anthony Rapp reportedly alleged, and though he claimed he didn’t remember the 1986 incident Spacey apologized on social media on Sunday. At the same time, Spacey reportedly came out as gay.
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