“House of Cards” writer Beau Willimon is responding to sexual harassment allegations made in opposition to the Netflix display’s big name, Kevin Spacey.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News printed Sunday, “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually harassing him at a birthday party in 1986, when Rapp was once simply 14 years previous.
Willimon, who served because the “House of Cards” showrunner for its first 4 seasons, referred to as the allegations in opposition to Spacey “deeply troubling.” Willimon stated that he hadn’t witnessed irrelevant conduct from Spacey right through his years running at the display, and stated he supported Rapp.
Rapp met Spacey whilst he was once a kid big name in Broadway’s “Precious Sons,” and was once invited to a birthday party at Spacey’s Manhattan rental. It was once there the place Spacey, who was once 26 on the time, allegedly “picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance,” consistent with BuzzFeed.
“My head was spinning,” Rapp stated. “I’ve a reminiscence of turning round and [thinking], What was once that? What am I meant to do with it? What does it imply? The older I am getting, and the extra I do know, I think very lucky that one thing worse didn’t occur.”
Early Monday, the actor answered, pronouncing he didn’t recall the incident and suggesting his alleged movements have been “inappropriate drunken behavior.” He extensively utilized the instant to come back out publicly about his sexuality.
Many on Twitter criticized Spacey’s reaction, accusing him of the usage of a “PR smokescreen” to detract from Rapp’s accusation.