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Kevin Spacey Comes Out as Gay & Responds to Anthony Rapp's Accusation: 'I Owe Him the Sincerest Apology'

Kevin Spacey Comes Out as Gay & Responds to Anthony Rapp's Accusation: 'I Owe Him the Sincerest Apology'

Kevin Spacey has come out as a gay man while simultaneously apologizing to Anthony Rapp.

After the 46-year-old Star Trek: Discovery actor accused the 58-year-old actor of making a pass at him when he was only 14 years old, Kevin issued a statement on social media on Sunday night (October 29).

“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago,” he wrote. “But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”

“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. I have loved and had romantic relationships 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.”

See his statement below.

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  • Ram

    oh kevin….being gay or straight doesnt matter…what you are is a predator…there are others that you did so much worse to…and they will speak out, too. it isnt over, its far from over.

  • Quinx

    Oh honey we’ve known it for years. I thought you was gay the first second I seen you in a movie. It don’t matter. Just keep your paws off underaged males, gedit?

  • FerCat

    He was still young and hardly in a position of power at the time. Bad but not out of the ordinary for such a sleazy industry.

    It comes down to whether his predatory behavior continued beyond his twenty’s.

  • Jen

    So it’s okay to be a predator and do bad things to people, as long as you are in your twenties?

  • Koos

    he loves those lap dance of young boys……………

  • FerCat

    What does ‘Bad but not out of the ordinary for such a sleazy industry.’ say okay to you?

  • greatergood41v

    and another rumored gay actor turning really gay
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  • Hattie McDish

    Oh nice, blame it on the alcohol. What a half a**ed apology.

  • Lili

    The Harvey Weinstein scandal opened up the pandora box

  • Danae

    Coming out as a way of covering up other uncomfortable facts from your life, cool

  • cafeast

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    btw, you ‘choose’ to live as a gay man… oh grandpa…

  • donnaeasty

    Kevin you are disgusting trying to make this all about your sexuality and not about the assault of a child. Your disgusting crimes are well known and the question should be ”Why did this young boy get brought to your hotel room and left there by others? I hope his courage brings out many of your other victims. You should be in jail and you know it.

  • donnaeasty

    Uncomfortable facts you mean the fact he tried to sexually assault a child. That boy may have been 14 but if you see his play bio with his photo he look like a ten year old. Kevin Spacey is another Harvey Wienstein and I hope he gets outed for all his other crimes.

  • Danae

    “Inconvenient” (as in disturbing for his career development) would be more suitable choice, I guess.

  • donnaeasty

    The boy was left in that room by others for the sole purposed of being abused by Kevin. Kevin Spacey was a member of the Hollywood pedophile ring and his power was great. Just because he hadn’t been acting long doesn’t mean he wasn’t welcomed by all those like him. Elijah Woods said last year that children are still being abused in Hollywood today what does that tell your.

  • cafeast

    The ‘child’ attended – without parents or a guadian apparently – a private party at Kevin’s apartment when he was merely a 14 year old.

    This si weird. What 14 year old has that type of license?

    I do not mean to defend KS, b/c who cares? But mayeb he thought the young man was of age – meaning if he can be alone at a party w/ alcohol and grown people, perhaps he is 18+.

    Dunno. This is very odd. I myself could not attend a grown up party at an adult complete stranger’s apartment alone when I was 14…

  • cafeast

    Pandora needs to air out her box more often. It is stinky. A full douche is long overdue.

  • lena58337

    Ummm…. WHAT ?! Does that make any sense ?! HAHAHAHA

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Right??? He doesn’t remember the event but he’s SURE it was drunken behavior! If you don’t remember, then how are you so sure you were drunk? *rolls eyes* He thinks we’re all idiots. I would guess that he did stuff like this so many times that he doesn’t remember the names and faces anymore.

  • DarkEkati

    What is really disgraceful is the fact that for years he claimed that nobody should be interested in his private life and that was stuff only for gossip and now that this allegation came out he chooses to “hide” or “protect” himself from being “Winsteined” by saying that he is gay. Like… “Oh i am gay! please pity me! please be nice to me or else some might accuse you that you attack the LGBT members /community!” Sad… really sad..

  • sheigh

    Straight to the jail!

  • meme

    And you know this how? You are obsessed with Kevin Spacey.

  • meme

    One incident 30 years ago and all of you are hysterically condemning the man. I think this person is jumping on the bandwagon for attention. There are people who were ACTUALLY assaulted and/or raped. Those are the people I feel sorry for.

  • meme

    He hardly said anything like that.

  • DarkEkati

    Then why play the gay card now? For years and years when he was asked about his sexuality he replied that is not for the public interest to know but pure gossip. But once he is accused for trying to rape a 14 year old boy he goes public with “I am gay!” He could apologize without coming out but he wanted to get behind the “minority” wall to avoid a major public roast. Or do you really believe that his publicists /agents did not advise him what to write /say?

  • loff

    Go to hell you disgusting old man.

  • meme

    I’m not joining your hysteria as I hardly think it was attempted rape. Kevin didn’t force himself on the kid. He didn’t try to make him stay. Everyone knows Kevin is gay anyway. it’s not a secret.

  • FerCat

    My speculations pertain only to this particular case. He may not have been part of this alleged ring yet in 1986. If you look at his career he was just a newbie in 1986 with but a single movie to his name. Hence my doubt he had significant power at the time.
    If and when more people stand up, then we’ll have a better picture of his pattern of behavior. I wish Feldman would start naming names already.

  • StrangerThings

    It was in the Anthony Rapp’s article, that KS was/seems drunk, but that’s not an excuse of course.

  • kittenparanoia

    your accusations doesn’t corroborate with Anthony Rapp’s account of the story. So get lost…

  • Gina

    Coming out as gay to distract from the conversation and gain sympathy isn’t gonna work, Kevin.

  • Vanity

    an industry that claims to be all about justice.. it sure has the lowest common denominators/criminals as people. just goes to show you how they all LIE & they all are deceitful people. can’t trust none of them.

  • GFW

    I think the younger actor should have kept a lid on it as it wasn’t like he was convinced to hang out in another man’s bedroom, right? No one twisted his hand to go to a nightclub at 14 with an older man. Kind of feel he’s hurting himself with this story and Kevin did the right thing.

  • Sam80

    It’s interesting, and telling, that the first sentence of this headline is Kevin Spacey comes out as gay. You would have to be dumber than a box of rocks to not grasp that the one, and only, reason he came out was to desperately distract, and deflect, from the accusations that he assaulted a 14 year old boy. Apparently there are a lot of people in the media who are dumber than a box of rocks.

  • Sam80

    Are you out of your effing, ignorant mind? He was in his twenties, a legal adult, and to dismiss his behavior as an insignificant youthful indiscretion speaks volumes about who, and what, you are.

  • maskbear54

    Duh, This is news???

  • Publius

    How can you accuse Jen of taking your comment out of context, when 1. You sandwiched the word ‘bad’ between two sentences that can easily be misconstrued as excuses for Spacey’s conduct, 2. Attempted to use age and power as deciding factors in the egregiousness of his behavior, and 3. Concluded Kevin’s culpability for this incident hinges on whether or not his predatory behavior has continued?

  • FerCat

    I put it in the context based on what information is available at the time. It will change if more people stand up. I don’t immediately jump into conclusions until a pattern of behavior emerges from victim testimony.

    Of course age and time of event is a factor. Men’s brains are still underdeveloped even into their 20′s, my age cut off is 30′s at which my initial comment does not apply. If his behavior changed later, then there is no pattern.

    When we start going into Weinstein/Toback level of accusations then I’ll voice out a more qualified opinion. At the moment I need to refrain.

    Funny how this kind of scenarios are made fun off in sitcoms all the time. Will and Grace come to mind.

  • FerCat

    I have to refer to male brain development when casting my opinion on this. Underdeveloped brains are prone to excesses.

    Unlike you, I would rather wait for more evidence before I start casting false and unsubstantiated claims.

    We’re not in a Gestapo state yet.

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  • Maria M.

    He made a pass at a 14 year old, so? 14 is the age of consent in many European countries and European and American teenagers are not biologically different, the age of consent is a cultural thing. I had sex with other teenagers and legal adults when I was 14 and the age of consent was 16 back then. I looked 16 and I didn’t even disclose my age to all. Maybe this guy looked older but it doesn’t even matter. Older dude makes a pass at him and he is traumatized for life, please, give me a break! Big deal, get over it!

  • donnaeasty

    Anthony Rapp stated that he went to Spacey’s hotel with a group of older actors from his play and they left without him. Don’t you think they would have spoken to him and told him they were leaving. They left him there a 14 yr old boy in a mans apartment he didn’t know. This is what happened to many young actors Elijah Woods said young people are still being abused in Hollywood still today. What does that tell you about what happened to this young boy Rapp.

  • donnaeasty

    No not obsessed with him but with all the pedophiles still in Hollywood ruining young peoples lives. Many comedians over the years have made sly digs about Spacey’s behavior but everyone thinks they were kidding they were not.

  • donnaeasty

    The young boy was in a play and went with some older actors in the play. They left a 14 yr old boy alone with Spacey a man who he didn’t know. And if you could see photos of the 14yr old Rapp he looked like a ten year old boy. No mistaking him for an adult. Kevin has done much worse and that is why they have pulled his show. They know there is much worse coming. Why has no one broken the lid open on all the children that have and continue to be abused in Hollywood. Elijah Woods said just last year that people would be shocked if they knew children were still being abused in Hollywood today. Where are the press they buried the story and Elijah Woods statement.

  • donnaeasty

    14 yr old that looked like a ten year old in that play. And it wasn’t a pass. he picked the boy up put him on his bed layed on top of him and grinded against him that is no pass.

  • donnaeasty

    Wow you are really trying to protect this man. Why would you unless you have something in common with him.

  • donnaeasty

    You have no idea how many lives this man has destroyed so stop defending him.

  • meme

    So how many lives has Kevin “destroyed?”

  • meme

    Is that so. Are you privy to Spacey’s personal life? If the floodgates open and disgusting stories come out, i’llcertainly condemn him.

  • meme

    So you’re basing your statements on some innuendos from comedians?