The Netflix series “House of Cards” has been canceled amid sexual allegations against its star, actor Kevin Spacey. Spacey is the latest celebrity to face allegations of sexual misconduct, as actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually assaulting him at the age of 14.
Rapp, who is well-known for his role in “Rent”, told Buzzfeed that he attended a party at Spacey’s apartment in 1986. Later in the evening, Spacey and Rapp were the only ones left in the apartment. Rapp claimed that Spacey, who seemed to be inebriated at the time, “picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold” and placed him on a bed.
Rapp said he was eventually able to escape from Spacey’s sexual advancement, but his “stomach churns” every time he sees Spacey.
Rapp decided to speak out after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light in order “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,” said Rapp.
Spacey addressed Rapp’s allegation on Twitter, stating he had no memory of the alleged sexual assault.
“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 those years,” Spacey wrote.
“I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior,” Spacey concluded.
Journalist Yashar Ali tweeted that more allegations against Spacey would be forthcoming.