Another Hollywood Bombshell: Kevin Spacey Confesses To Sexual Assault Of A Child, Comes Out As Gay

As many predicted, it appears the Harvey Weinstein scandal which exposed rampant sexual abuse in Hollywood by powerful movers and shakers and a corresponding cover-up "culture of silence" was just the tip of the iceberg. Overnight, Kevin Spacey issued what was clearly an already prepared and carefully crafted statement in response to bombshell allegations published by Buzzfeed a mere hours prior late Sunday night wherein actor Anthony Rapp alleged he was sexually assaulted by Spacey when Rapp was only 14-years old. And far from denying the allegations it appears that Spacey has more or less confirmed the assault on the then child actor who emerged as a Broadway star in the musical "Rent", and who currently plays Lt. Stamets on "Star Trek: Discovery".

Spacey posted his statement to Twitter, which actually reads as confirmation of the shocking allegations while attempting to obfuscate, saying, "I'm beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. 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."

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The sequence of events which caused Rapp to come forward after all these years - a recent near encounter with the man he "dreaded" - are described by Buzzfeed, based on Rapp's personal testimony, as follows:

Last June, Anthony Rapp settled in at the home of his good friend and fellow actor Camryn Manheim to watch the Tony Awards. The New York natives were both in Toronto working, and Manheim had invited Rapp and his boyfriend over to partake in the beloved theater geek ritual. But for the first time, Rapp — a working actor since he was 9 years old, and most famously part of the original cast of the musical Rent — felt something he'd never experienced before with the Tonys: dread.

And that's because the host that night was Kevin Spacey.

Buzzfeed continues the description:

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Rapp is publicly alleging for the first time that in 1986, Spacey befriended Rapp while they both performed on Broadway shows, invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance. According to public records, Spacey was 26. Rapp was 14.

Rapp posted a response to Spacey's overnight statement a mere minutes later, saying, "I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out" - which is an apparent reference to the women coming forward in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, which Rapp acknowledged when speaking to Buzzfeed.

The child actor, who began his career at the age of six and landed his first professional job at nine years old, told Buzzfeed that the experience haunted him all these years as Spacey's fame grew and as he became a more of a ubiquitous presence across the film industry:

Rapp's frustration, anger, and incredulity with the sexual boundary he said Spacey crossed with him grew as well. Seeing Spacey now, “My stomach churns,” Rapp said. “I still to this day can't wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It's just deeply confusing to me.”

Rapp's detailed recounting of the assault begins by being surprised that he was invited to Spacey's Manhattan apartment for a party even though he was so young:

When he arrived at Spacey's apartment, Rapp quickly realized that he was the only nonadult there — which, again, did not worry him, since he so often had found himself in similar situations as a child actor. The bigger issue: "I didn't know anyone," he said. "And I was quickly kind of bored."

 

Rapp said he ended up wandering into the bedroom, sitting on the edge of the bed, and watching TV well past midnight.

And Rapp's account of the moment the alleged assault happened includes reference to Spacey picking him up as a 14-year old boy "like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold" and then laying down on top of him:

“My memory was that I thought, Oh, everybody's gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home,” Rapp said. Spacey, he recalled, “sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk.” Rapp doesn't remember Spacey saying anything to him. Instead, Rapp said, “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,” Rapp said. “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 recalled this all happening — Spacey appearing at the door, coming into the room, picking him up, and putting him on the bed — in one clumsy action, with Spacey landing at a slight angle on top of him. He said Spacey “was, like, pressing into me,” and that he remembers Spacey “tightening his arms.” But while he can't recall exactly how long Spacey remained on top of him, Rapp said he was able to “squirm” away after a short period.

Buzzfeed: Spacey then invited both boys to join him at the popular nightclub Limelight, even though, as Rapp explained, “I looked younger than 14.” Above: Anthony Rapp, circled, in the Playbill program for Precious Sons, during the time period when the encounter with Spacey took place. Image source: Playbill via Buzzfeed

Photo from Anthony Rapp's book "Without You" - with the caption: "Anne, Mom, Adam and me circa 1983" (Rapp is bottom right - his encounter with Kevin Spacey will occur three years later when he becomes a child actor on Broadway). Image source: SF Gate

The night ended when Rapp pushed Spacey away, went into the bathroom, and then headed for the apartment door:

“It was a frozen moment,” Rapp said of the entire encounter, with a deep, exasperated sigh. “In terms of fight or flight or freeze, I tend to freeze.”

 

After pushing Spacey off him, Rapp remembered he was able to step into the bathroom and close the door...

 

...Then I opened the door, and I was like, 'OK, I'm going to go home now.' He followed me to the front door of the apartment, and as I opened the door to leave, he was leaning on the front door [frame]. And he was like, 'Are you sure you wanna go?' I said, 'Yes, good night,' and then I did leave."

As Buzzfeed's fact-checkers confirm, what gives Rapp's detailed account added veracity is that he attempted to convey the same exact allegations during a 2001 interview with the Advocate magazine - this, in addition to quietly telling multiple other people over a period of a couple decades. Buzzfeed explains further:

Between that encounter and Spacey winning the Oscar for Best Actor the following year for American Beauty, Rapp was riled up enough to speak about what Spacey did to him in a Q&A with the Advocate in 2001 — “I was bored, so I was in his bedroom watching TV and didn’t know everybody had left, and he came to the bedroom and he picked me up and lay down on top of me” — with Spacey’s name redacted from the story. (Bruce Steele, then the executive editor of the Advocate, confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Rapp was talking about Spacey.)

All of this sheds further light on a somewhat cryptic October 13 tweet by former television news anchor Heather Unruh, who tweeted the following while not explaining further:  “The Weinstein Scandal has emboldened me … I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell.”

Though Heather Unruh has kept silent since her allegation was posted to Twitter, her and Rapp's speaking out could mark the beginning of more stories of abuse at the hands of Oscar winner and American Beauty star Kevin Spacey to come, which is precisely the "opening the floodgates" scenario that continues to unfold in the case of Harney Weinstein. 

Meanwhile, when it comes to legal terms and the question of whether a formal investigation against Kevin Spacey can take place, though some states like Florida don't have a statute of limitations on child sexual assault crimes, New York's is one of the least favorable toward victims in the country: victims have until the age of 23 to either bring criminal charges or file civil lawsuit against the alleged perpetrators, and Anthony Rapp is now 46-years old. 

But in terms of Spacey's defense of his career and reputation in the media spotlight, it appears that his statement - again which appears to be more of an ambiguous and roundabout confirmation rather than flat denial - was tailored to play up the "I choose to live as a gay man" aspect in the hopes that this element would dominate the headlines.

ABC initially published under the above headline.

Indeed, some outlets in their overnight reporting are already falling right in line - People Magazine, for example makes it all sound quite innocuous that Spacey attempted to allegedly have sex with a child - with its headline that reads, Kevin Spacey Comes Out as Gay After Anthony Rapp Alleges the Actor Made Sexual Advances Toward Him at 14. And CNN's headline hides the fact that the reported "misconduct" involves a child of 14: Kevin Spacey apologizes after accusation of sexual misconduct. The New York Times makes sure to emphasize the assault is "decades-old" in its headline, Kevin Spacey Apologizes After Allegation of Decades-Old Sexual Advance on a Minor, while also emphasizes the operative word "apologizes". 

To Anthony Rapp and potentially other victims out there, the news should hardly be cast in terms of Spacey's "coming out" - but shamefully this is how the mainstream media is already choosing to frame it.

Comments

jcaz Dormouse Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:58 Permalink

Gotta be a new speed record for playing the gay card.........."Kaiser SoGay!"Damn, that movie is ruined for me now- that's all that I'll hear.... Didn't he just do a movie called "Baby Driver"?  Yikes.....;So as long as you're feeling chatty, Kev, let's hear more about Epstein Island......

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MsCreant tmosley Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:35 Permalink

I had a drunk do the same thing to me when he got me in private, a "friend" of my ex-husband. I got away from him and told people. He said the same damn thing "I don't remember but I am sorry if I did that." You are exactly right. What this young man was living with is soooo creepy. Putting up with this guy being everywhere, watching him be okay. My ex stayed friends with the guy. It was a defining moment for me. He is my ex for a number of reasons. This is one of them.TMI probably. Sorry about that. I understand how this guy felt. Spacey is going to get away with this, I can feel it. 

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nmewn MsCreant Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:45 Permalink

I just find it remarkable, here we have an "industry" composed of some of the most egotistical, depraved and vain people on the planet, preying on the young & vulnerable with impunity while claiming to be paragons of virtue, donating their time and money to equally morally and ethically reprehensible politicians and yet their opinions and feelz are held as equal to all others. Burn it. 

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zuuma chumbawamba Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:16 Permalink

Why not CHOOSE to be a eunuch? Or a baptist? Or a negro?Why choose buggery?Kevin's not very choosy.In any case, this really isn't news.The default assumption for any male actor is GAY. Always has been.The straight ones are newsworthy, since the buggers usually kick them out. (or scare them off)The pedophelia is news, though. Nobody likes a pedo. Especially a homo-pedo - except the boys scouts and the preisthood, of course.

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zuuma MrBoompi Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:46 Permalink

This is one of those modern problems. Everyone enjoys a story, well told. People used to read books.Watching a movie is easy.  A nice escape.Reading a book requires a bit more time & effort for the same escape. Unlike the movie, the characters in the book are simply themselves.  Not "portrayed" by some painfully stupid, self-important fag. Kinda wrecks the protrayal when you know that the actor is a wretched, filthy creature who preys on children. Spacey isn't the only one. Merely today's exposed reptile.These pedo creatures have existed since caveman days, no doubt. Kevin's forunner of 20,000 years ago would have gotten caught trying to stick his unit into one of the tribe's boys. Withing minutes, he would have been clubbed like a baby seal and left for the coyotes.Nowadays, in hollyfagwood, he's revered as a sensetive, talented artist - who made just one mistake. Right.In moslem countries, a foul specimin like spacey would get locked in a cage and slowly lowered into a fire.Despite this, liberals/gays want so badly to import more moslems into the USA.Funny, that.

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jwoop66 nmewn Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:44 Permalink

According to the msn homepage - the twitter is aflutter with the indignant rage of other fags and hollywood types, who are evidently angered by spacey's method of "coming out".    Fucking great!  I love it when they eat their own.  I believe there is much more to come of this feast!

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jcaz MsCreant Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:59 Permalink

Good point.   The "drunk" narrative is disingenuous bullshit.  I can't imagine how this won't blow up up him-  my first thought is "ok, so you're saying you were too drunk to remember...... So how many OTHER times has this happened to you?"EVERYONE remembers when they corner someone else, drunk or not.  Spacey singled out that kid- he remembers every bit of what he did to this day.It's like this-  I played linebacker at a Big 10 school for a year,  40 years ago.   I got rattled plenty of times,  half of my brain scan is prolly grey at this point.....  But I can still remember EVERY single tackle I ever made back then,  brain damage or not,  so no, Kevin-   NOT buying the "I was drunk and forgot" bull- he still spanks it to that kid to this day.

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tmosley jcaz Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

>The "drunk" narrative is disingenuous bullshitSeriously. If you are sober enough to get it up, you are sober enough to remember.A "friend" once spiked my drink after a long night of partying (we were drinking vodka and cranberry juice, and he upped the vodka to 90% in a BIG glass--couldn't taste the alcohol), and as a result I was sick for three days, and I remember everything that happened right up until I went to bed, and I remember when people came into the room to check on me. I couldn't have fucked anyone to save my fucking life. But I remember it.So yeah, the only way he doesn't remember something like that is if he did it so often the rapes all flowed together.

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the artist tmosley Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:57 Permalink

I am not defending the shithead...I drank tequilla once and lost 3 hours. My friends told me i was acting like a normal funny drunk person. I was on a cruise ship. I am lucky I did not end up in the water. Did that happen in this case??? I doubt it. Every other time I was drunk, puking, crawling home I remember every second of hitting on girls and getting rejected. Its still painful for me to think of how foolish I was. When you are drunk, tequilla or not, your true nature emerges. 

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tmosley MsCreant Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

Saying "I don't remember doing that" is a way to pretend to apologise without implicating oneself.Spacy went a step farther and fucking insulted the victim. What a piece of shit. Edit:Actually misread Spacey's statement. I thought it read "I have lost respect for.." rather than "I have a lot of respect for...", so he didn't actually insult him. My apologies to the homosexual pedophile rapist. 

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NumberNone tmosley Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:12 Permalink

This is a non-secret.  People that have ever run in circle that crossed paths with Spacey knew he was a flaming homosexual.  Another non-secret being revealed for all to see is that Hollywood is liberal and supports the homosexual agenda not because they are caring people, but because they are sexual predators and deviants with an agenda and the Democrats are running cover for.  They have shoved their shit down the American public for so many years under the guise of 'compassion' when in fact they are just trying to brainwash the public that what they are doing is normal.  Pedophilia was next on the agenda to remove a stygma on.  Fuck these people.  

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shamus001 jcaz Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:50 Permalink

Spacey- Gay? Big surprise there! I don't follow any hollywood lives, but when I witnessed his demeanor in "character" in two movies I knew immediately he was a fudge-packer, Pedophile (or both) - the man EMANATES WEIRD VIBES.And for the record... "I apologise for poor drunked behavior" is a BS defense.  I myself have NEVER been drunk and did ANYTHING that I wouldn't NORMALLY do IF THERE WERE NO REPROCUSSIONS. (thats what we do when were drunk- reprocussions of our actions are thrown out the window) So- that being said... you were a Pedophile drunk, bud... your a nasty pedophile PERIOD! And if you were sober and thought you could do it and get away with it, YOU WOULD. (never in my drunken adolescent youth, had i EVER...EEEVVVEEERR Desired to get it on with a kid (male or female) Kevin Spacey is a creten that needs to be removed from society and locked up for a LOOOONG f-KN TIME!

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847328_3527 the artist Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:58 Permalink

These libs and Hillary supporters in Hollywood seem to like buttfucking the little boys and girls.Maybe Morgan Freeman, Shatner, Rosie O'Donnell, etc can produuce a short film Hollywood Pedophilia-Palooza.And SNL live's Alec Baldwin can punk a few kids just for fun on that hilarious "progessive" TV show and make Jimmy Kimmel cry!Yes they can!

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