- Kevin Spacey apologised to Anthony Rapp for his 'inappropriate behaviour'
- "I now choose to live life as a gay man," he said
- "Nope to Kevin Spacey's statement," said one Twitter user
Here are some reactions to Kevin Spacey' statement:
Kevin Spacey coming out as gay to distract everyone from the fact that he just got exposed as a child molester... what in the living hell— drew (@foolsIikeyou) October 30, 2017
Kevin Spacey "came out" so the media can focus on that instead of his predatory behaviour pic.twitter.com/zcpTAuwLUC— litgitte bardot (@MimieZaforas) October 30, 2017
Nope to Kevin Spacey's statement. Nope. There's no amount of drunk or closeted that excuses or explains away assaulting a 14-year-old child.— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) October 30, 2017
My gay son & his friends fight stereotypes constantly - shame on you Kevin Spacey for linking assaulting a minor with coming out as gay.— Sherri (@SociallySherri) October 30, 2017
kevin spacey's statement just made my blood run cold— michael (@salmancushty) October 30, 2017
In his statement, Kevin Spacey wrote: "I'm horrified beyond words to hear his story. I honesty 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 behaviour." He added: "This story has encouraged me to address other things in my life... I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I now choose to live life as a gay man."
Anthony Rapp, who met Kevin Spacey when they were performing in Broadway, to Buzzfeed News that the House of Cards actor "picked him up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance." Anthony Rapp, who hadn't told anyone about this encounter in all these years, felt compelled to talk about it after the Harvey Weinstein case. "I'm feeling really awake to the moment that we're living in, and I'm hopeful that this can make a difference," he said.
You can read Anthony Rapp's interview here.