Celebrities and others have been swift and blistering of their condemnation of actor Kevin Spacey’s Twitter apology to fellow actor Anthony Rapp early Monday.
Spacey, 58, issued the observation after a BuzzFeed News document alleged that the “House of Cards” big name had sexually pressured Rapp when he was once simply 14. In his observation, Spacey didn’t deny the incident however mentioned he may “not remember the encounter.”
“If I did behave then as [Rapp] describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” Spacey wrote.
The Oscar-winning actor then got here out as homosexual, announcing Rapp’s tale had “encouraged me to address other things about my life.”
Spacey’s observation was once met with fury on-line, with many accusing him of popping out as a “PR smokescreen.” Others lambasted Spacey for the usage of drunkenness as an obvious excuse for his alleged conduct. Here’s a sampling of the web censure:
In his account to BuzzFeed, Rapp mentioned he was once at a birthday celebration in 1986 when Spacey, then 26, picked him up, “placed him on his bed and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance.”
Rapp, who didn’t record a police document on the time, mentioned he selected to percentage his tale publicly now within the hopes of constructing a distinction.
“I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me,” the “Rent” and “Star Trek: Discovery” actor wrote on Twitter.