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".
Kevin Spacey came out as gay Sunday night, but some people think the timing was more of a cover up.
The legendary actor revealed that he’s “living as a gay man” amid an apology to Anthony Rapp, who accused him of trying to seduce him when he was 14 years old.
“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. 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 closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women,” Spacey said in a statement.
“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 behavior.”
Earlier that night, Rapp had accused Spacey of trying to seduce him in 1986.
“Kevin Spacey is gay? Did he reveal that on Twitter?” one person wrote on Twitter. “Yeah, he announced it to deflect that he tried to HAVE SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD BOY.”
“The focus is NOT that kevin spacey is gay the focus IS that kevin spacey made an inappropriate sexual advance on 14-year-old Anthony Rapp,” wrote another.