The media wanted a nice coming out story, but Twitter wasn’t having it. 

Following last night’s bombshell allegations from actor Anthony Rapp that Kevin Spacey attempted to sexually assault him when he was 14-years-old, Spacey released a statement apologizing for his behavior but maintains that he can’t remember the encounter.

Rapp, who plays one of the main roles in the new “Star Trek” TV series, accused Spacey of sexual misconduct in 1986. The allegations were met with shockwaves through the London theater community when, in wake of the news, Royal Court Theater boss Vicky Featherstone said that many in the acting industry heard of concerns about him.

“I think that many people in the theatre and in the creative industries have been aware of many stories of many people over a lot of years, and Kevin Spacey would be one of the people that people have had concerns about, yes,” said Featherstone.

Spacey performed for over 10 years at The Old Vic, playing roles in Richard II, Inherit the Wind, Clarence Darrow, and several other regular plays. 

Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Rapp, who’s now 46, said that he attended a party held at Spacey’s New York apartment. He claimed that he befriended the older actor as the only non-adult there. Becoming bored, Rapp went into the bedroom to watch TV after midnight, when he realized everyone else had left. He said that Spacey entered the bedroom, picked him up, and climbed up on top of him in an unsolicited sexual advance.

“My memory was that I thought, ‘Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home,’ ” Rapp said, adding that he thought Spacey “sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk.” He said that after Spacey, who would have been 26 at the time, lay on top of him for a period of time until Rapp was able to “squirm” away.

Rapp says he’s told the story to friends and family about the incident over the years, and was prompted by the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein to speak about his own experience after watching other women come forward with their experiences in Hollywood.

“And not to simply air a grievance,” he said, “but to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because many people, including myself, being silent. … I’m feeling really awake to the moment that we’re living in, and I’m hopeful that this can make a difference.”

Spacey responded on Twitter hours later.

Rather than face the accusation head on, Spacey used it as an opportunity to “come out” by “choosing to live as a gay man.”

Responding to his apology, Rosie O’Donnell took to Twitter in a now-deleted post, condemning Spacey, and admitting she and others have long known of his behavior and failed to act. O’Donnell continued to blast the A-lister on Twitter, calling his coming-out opportunism “gross.” 

Spacey’s apology was swiftly condemned by many, including “It Gets Better” creator Dan Savage, who wrote that “There’s no amount of drink or closeted that excuses or explains away assaulting a 14-year-old child.”

Rose McGowan, who alleges that Harvey Weinstein raped her, and was key in launching the #MeToo campaign for victims to speak out against their abusers in Hollywood, urged the media to share Rapp’s voice.

Billy Eichner shared similar words condemning the actor.

 

Others like author comedian Guy Branum referred to Spacey’s “coming out” as a “PR smokescreen” intended to distract from the real story.

Despite the anger leveled against Spacey, some outlets, including ABC News and New York Daily News covered the story without mentioning Rapp’s allegations, preferring to focus instead on Spacey’s sexual orientation. They were swiftly called out.

ABC News covered his decision to come out as an “emotional tweet,” and New York Daily News’ headline was titled simply: “Kevin spacey comes out as gay.”

The outlets have since revised their headlines and stories following widespread condemnation on Twitter.

 

  • Steve O

    Okay. Waiting in the bedroom at a Hollywood party while everyone clears out and you’re the only guest remaining IS GOING TO BE MISCONSTRUED by the host. How is he not supposed to know that you are open to a sexual advance?

    Remember, this is Hollywood — the land of promiscuity.

    • Carole M Sauer

      The kid was 14! There is no way to construe the context to make sexual assault acceptable. A minor CANNOT consent!

      • Jan Leedy

        Oh you knew he was 14? Oh ok. . You were there?

        • Pulseguy

          The actor bringing forth the incident says he was 14 at the time.

        • I VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

          Are you totally f****** your head that you’re condoning this pigs action you guys are the problem with this country wake the f****** you people are f****** sick in your heads

      • Steve O

        Yes, I understand that. Maybe it would be the first time that an actor had sex with another actor who was underage. What do you think?

      • Elizabeth Foster

        And I heard that people who are blackout drunk can’t consent either, so what’s with that?

    • Bawk Bawkbagawk

      the fact that he was a 14 year old boy? are you new?

      • Steve O

        If YOU are new to the general mores of this crowd, look up what Corey Feldman has to say about them.

        • Bawk Bawkbagawk

          so you expect a 14 year old boy [30 years ago btw] to be all clever like that? you might just be stupid.

          • Steve O

            “Mom, I’m going to go to a party with all adults, most of whom do drugs, and some of whom are gay. They have sex with half the people they meet. I’ll probably hang out in the bedroom until everyone else leaves.”

            “Okay, have fun!”

          • Bawk Bawkbagawk

            go watch “an open secret” its free right now on Vimo. judge for yourself. you seem good at judging.

          • Steve O

            Lets assume that I’m not going to spend my Halloween evening watching some… whatever that you recommend, and why don’t you just make your point.

          • Bawk Bawkbagawk

            because its more typing than I care to spend convincing a stranger. It isnt that I dont want to. I hate it when people say “its not my job to educate you” so dont think this is that. it is just way too much typing. sorry, I guess you will just have to feel stupid much later on. or, you know. make some time later and get back to me.

          • Steve O

            Go to Prager U and view all the videos there, and that will make my point for me.

    • Brad Leone

      It was also New York, not Hollywood.

      • Steve O

        So, the party was with a bunch of investment bankers???

      • I VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

        New York California same s*** hole same rapist

      • Elizabeth Foster

        By NY law it would have been okay if Spacey had been 18. “In New York State, a person who is under age 16 but older than 13 years old can consent to sex with a person who is no more than 4 years older;”

    • Robb D. Rectenwald

      BECAUSE HE WAS 14 FUCKING YEARS OLD

      • Steve O

        At a Hollywood party.

    • NeilM

      he just ‘went to the bedroom’ and then, gee, suddenly ‘everybody was gone’ . . .of course he would *never have known Spacey was bent

    • SCSIwuzzy

      Even if the kid wanted it desperately…
      HE
      WAS
      A
      KID

      • Steve O

        YES I KNOW THAT!!!!!!!!!!

        Can SOMEBODY please admit that he acted STUPIDLY!

  • One-Eye

    Spacey is also listed in the passenger log on one of Clinton’s flights to Jeffrey Epstein’s pedo island.

    • Keithroc

      No such thing. Where is the proof?

      • One-Eye

        The site won’t let me post the link.

        P.S. Suck my dick. I’m not a liar. Look it up yourself.

        • foxtrot uniform

          there’s honestly no come back to that.

        • Anders Johansen

          You don’t need a site’s permission to link to it.

    • Bawk Bawkbagawk

      please share a link, so the lefties stop whining. also so I can spread it around.

  • myddrinemrys

    Sooooo……. when are these same people going to start condemning Roman Polanski?

    I don’t think I’ll hold my breath waiting for that to happen…..

  • Bemyguest

    > “come out” by “choosing to live as a gay man.”

    This is Spacey’s way of “taking the Black”(or should we say “taking the lavender”?).

    I say too the Wall with him!

    • Keith Benedict

      I say he needs to meet Ice.

  • James

    Came here because I was curious about how Milo was going to frames this story in the context of his own experience with abuse.

  • Teknikid

    Harveywood.

  • doug patrick

    The first time Rosie posts something good, she deletes it.

    • Paul

      Rosie: “we all knew about Spacey but did nothing”

      I can see why she’d delete that. It doesn’t make her look good at all. Makes her complicit.

  • ActivistAngel

    Of all the sites and articles, why would Milo not explain the difference between pedophilia, hebophilia and ephebophilia? Remember the intro to your book, Milo?
    Finding people attractive that have already reached puberty and are developing normally is NOT the same as being attracted to pre-pubescent children.
    Equating the two creates cognitive dissonance and guilt in ordinary people that might look at a Calvin Klein ad and say, Fuk! That teenager is HOT! Even if they wouldn’t act on it for a variety of reasons.

    • Sharon Montgomery Rittenhouse

      Maybe because Spacey laid on top of a child. It is not about finding someone attractive. It is about sexual assault and intent on a minor child by an adult. It is worrisome to me that you don’t get this.

      • ActivistAngel

        I do, and having been in show business as a teen, and had the same thing (nearly) happen to me many times, I get it very well. I am saying that equating finding sexually mature teens attractive, which is biologically normal is not the same as being attracted to pre-pubescent children. Sexual assault, such as what Spacey did, is unacceptable at any age, and it is illegal and arguably immoral to have consensual sex with someone underage. There is a huge push by these fiends to ‘normalize’ pedophilia. They start by acting as if everyone who thinks a Calvin Klein model is hot is also guilty. That is dangerous and creates the cognitive dissonance they love so much. Thanks for the reply.

        • ActivistAngel

          PS. I was a teenager in Hollywood doing a show with Patty Duke Aston called “Touch Of The Child” in 1980, a cast member warned me about Spacey.

          • SCSIwuzzy

            Patty Duke Astin, not Aston.
            Maybe your dates are a little off?
            He was attending Julliard in 1980. Spacey wasn’t doing pro theater until 81, and it was bit parts at that point.
            While I don’t doubt that many, many people have known about his predilections and indiscretions for many years, it’s hard to imagine that folks in LA were being warned about a 20 year old theater student in NYC.

    • I VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

      I never seen a Calvin Klein ad and thought wow those little kids are hot you might want to go seek some help

      • NeilM

        he’s being honest, you should too

      • Elizabeth Foster

        People don’t magically become hot on their 18th birthday. Please don’t lie to yourself.

  • Constitutionalist56

    You don’t get to be celebrated by the phaggett world yet Kevin, you have to do some hard time for all the non-consensual buttrape you’ve committed first. EXACTLY HOW MANY BOYS DID YOU RAPE? If there was one, there are DOZENS!

  • CuckLivesMatter

    More like Anthony Trapp, am I right?

  • JimmyH

    Thirty years ago “coming out of the closet” might have been taken as a brave event, but these days it’s so ho-hum, that claiming victimhood status because of homophobia isn’t enough to cover your ass for pedophilia

    • SCSIwuzzy

      Yeah, coming out in the theater and Hollywood hasn’t been a brave act for a while now.

  • Hugo Stein

    New name for Anthony Rapp. Anthony “spacey fucked” Rapp

  • Adrian Valle

    Pedophile in the Middle

  • AverageJoe1987

    Well the left loves pedophiles, why is anyone surprised? Salon used to let a pedo push his “Lifestyle” on their site.

    It’s funny, the left called Milo a pedo when he made jokes about his past where he was basically molested. But now they are celebrating an actual pedo just because he came out of the closet.

  • uwrite “The media wanted a nice coming out story, but Twitter wasn’t having it.”

    • 1. Since when was Twitter not part of the media?
    • 2. Wrong. Spacey’s abuse of kids was story number one on ALL the main stream media BEFORE the “Spacey is gay disclosure.”