US actor Kevin Spacey revealed on Twitter early Monday. He is apologizing for harassed actor Anthony Rapp during a party 30 years ago.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Rapp, known for his work on “Star Trek: Discovery,” said in an interview with Buzzfeed News that he attended the party after befriending Spacey, who at that time was 26 years old. Rapp was 14 years old, the only non-adult person at the party. Rapp watching television in a room until after midnight. At that time, Rapp said that Spacey entered the room and climbed on top of him in a sexual advance.
Spacey was “standing at the door, like swinging,” Rapp said. “When he entered the room, my impression was that he was drunk and without saying anything, he took me like a boyfriend who raises the bride by the threshold, at first I did not stir because I did not know what was happening, so he put himself on me”. He stayed like this for a while, until Rapp was able to “writhe”.
In the statement, Spacey said “horrified” by the episode and apologized, but assured not remember the fact.
“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Rap’s work as an actor,” Spacey said. “I’m more than horrified to hear his story, I honestly do not remember the meeting, which happened 30 years ago, but if I behaved as he says, I owe my sincere apologies for what must have been deeply inappropriate drunk behavior, and I regret the feelings he says he has charged during all these years, “he added.
Rapp said he never spoke to Spacey about what happened, although he told the episode to several friends and family over the years. He said he decided to speak after the scandal involving producer Harvey Weinstein, accused of harassment and sexual abuse by many women.