Another movie star accused of inappropriate conduct.
All the women that have come out against movie executive Harvey Weinstein have shed a light on the dark happenings that go on in the showbiz industry. As some have put it, the numerous women that have come forward with disturbing claims are just the tip of the iceberg.
Another victim has spoken out, but this time a man against actor Kevin Spacey. Anthony Rapp, who stars in the latest installment of Star Trek: Discovery has been compelled to bravely share his story that happened over 30 years ago.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Anthony says that when he was just 14, Kevin approached him in a bedroom drunk, picked him up and put him on the bed and "was trying to get with" him "sexually."
"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," Anthony explains. Saying, Kevin, was "trying to seduce" him.
Since the accusations have been revealed, Kevin has publicly apologized on Twitter, coming out as gay.
“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story,” Spacey says in his Twitter statement. “I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave 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.”
“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life,” Spacey’s statement continues. “I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closes to me know, in my life, I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic relationships 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 behavior.”
Anthony explains further just why it is so important for him to detail this inappropriate encounter, saying that to this day "it's just deeply confusing to me." He adds it's "not to simply air a grievance, but to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because many people, including myself, being silent. … I'm feeling really awake to the moment that we're living in, and I'm hopeful that this can make a difference."