Kevin Spacey comes out as gay, apologises for sexual assault accusation

Kevin Spacey has issued a public apology, after being accused of allegedly trying to sexually assault a child actor back in 1986.

Anthony Rapp – now 46 – was 14 at the time of the alleged assault, and explained to BuzzFeed News that the incident happened at a Hollywood party….

“My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk,” Anthony Rapp said in the interview.

“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.

“He was trying to seduce me… I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”

Rapp then explained that he had to go to the bathroom in order to escape.

Kevin Spacey has therefore responded to Rapp’s comments, and has claimed that he does not remember the “drunken” incident…

“I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago,” he began.

“But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour.

“I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.”

“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.

“I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour.”

While some fans have been pleased with the actor’s honesty and opening up about his sexuality, most people are unhappy with the way it was done, and have accused him of coming out to distract people from the real issue. I.e. the alleged sexual assault of a minor…

@AshleeMPreston

I’m not interested in Kevin Spacey being gay. I’m curious as to why we’re conflating sexuality w/ the molestation of a minor. Stay on topic

@faceplantmay

Kevin Spacey just did the grossest thing I can think of {today} and that’s continue to perpetuate the idea that the LGBT+ community prey

@dogcartoon

kevin spacey conflating being gay with pedophilia is disgusting and it’s more fuel for right-wing propaganda

@billyeichner

Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.

Where do you guys stand? Do you agree with the social media comments?

  • Mike E

    And as sexual predator of minors!