Glumac Anthony Rapp tvrdio je da ga je Kevin Spacey pozvao u svoj stan u New Yorku u 1986-u kada je Rapp bio samo 14 godina, a dok ga je pijan pokušavao spavati. Rapp je nakon toga traumatiziran i pokušao je o tome nekoliko puta razgovarati tijekom godina, ali priča je ili ukopana ili cenzurirana. Pa, BuzzFeed je objavio priču s pojedinostima o događaju, a Kevin Spacey, slavni holivudski glumac, odgovorio je ispričajući se za događaj prije nego se u potpunosti pretvorio u gay muškarca.
BuzzFeed je objavio članak Listopada 29th, 2017, quoting Rapp about the incident wherein he describes being a child actor on Broadway and being invited to a party at Kevin Spacey’s apartment. Rapp explained…
“My memory was that I thought, Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home,” […] “[Kevin Spacey] sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk.”
“He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me.”
“He was trying to seduce me,” […] “I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”
Before the events unfolded like the yaoi fan-fiction on a 16-year-old girl’s Tumblr page, Rapp explains that as Spacey tightened his arms around his body, he managed to briefly squiggle free and make his way into the bathroom for respite from the sexually charged moment.
While catching his breath in the other room, Rapp explained that he gathered his thoughts before venturing back out to face the actor, telling Buzzfeed…
“I saw on the counter next to the sink a picture of him having his arm around a man. So I think on some level I was like, Oh. He’s gay. I guess. Then I opened the door, and I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to go home now.’ He followed me to the front door of the apartment, and as I opened the door to leave, he was leaning on the front door[frame]. And he was like, ‘Are you sure you wanna go?’ I said, ‘Yes, good night,’ and then I did leave.”
Rapp explains that for the years that followed he was confused, frustrated and anxious about the encounter but never faced Spacey about it. He did tell a few journalists and some close friends – during an interview with the Advocate in 2001, however, when the topic came up the editorial team redacted Spacey’s name. Lawyers told Rapp there wasn’t much he could do.
During the Weinstein blow-up where numerous women (and some men) have come forward to out the sexual abuse rife within the cogs of Hollywood’s industrious sex-machine, Rapp felt it was a perfect opportunity to bring the subject up again.
The Buzzfeed story managed to get Kevin Spacey’s name to trend, to which the veteran, award-winning actor put on his best textual face to address the allegations and issue a response on Twitter.
- Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) Listopada 30, 2017
If you are unable to read the pseudo-apology, the text version is below, wherein Space states…
“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. Buf 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.
“Ova me priča ohrabrila da se pozabavim drugim stvarima o mom životu. Znam da postoje priče o meni i da su neke potaknute činjenicom da sam toliko štitio svoju privatnost. Kao što mi znaju najbliži, u životu sam imao odnose s muškarcima i ženama. Voljela sam i imala romantične susrete s muškarcima tijekom svog života, a sada sam izabrala živjeti kao gay muškarac. Želim se ovako iskreno i otvoreno pozabaviti time i početi s ispitivanjem vlastitog ponašanja. "
Ovo je trend u posljednje vrijeme nakon Skandal Weinstein, što je kasnije potaknulo trendh hashtag preko društvenih medija pod nazivom #MeToo.
Prvobitno se radilo samo o ženama koje su seksualno zlostavljali moćni ljudi, ali neki su muškarci također izašli kako bi razgovarali o tom pitanju, uključujući Metal Gear Solid vlastitu čvrstu zmiju, David Hayter, koji je uspio pobjeći susretu koji bi uključivao vlastitu zmiju.
The revelations and accusations started with men and women, this was followed by men going after young girls, but then later involved men with other men, and now it’s devolved into men preying on teenage boys. One would be remiss to overlook the possibility that the PizzaGate hashtag koja je prošle godine bila toliko kontroverzna da možda ove godine ne bi izgledala tako čudno.