Kevin Spacey comes out as gay, apologizes over sexual misconduct allegation
In an official statement issued on microblogging site Twitter, Hollywood A-lister Kevin Spacey apologized over an alleged sexual misconduct that happened more than 30 years ago. Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp related an alleged incident in 1986 (he was 14 and Spacey was 26) at Spacey’s apartment. According to Rapp, in an interview with Buzzfeed News, Spacey allegedly made a sexual advance on him after the house party.
To address the issue, the senior actor turned to Twitter. Spacey said, “I am beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly 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 behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.” The actor continued his explanation which eventually led to his revelation of his sexual preference. In the latter part of the post, Spacey said, “As those closest to me know, I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters 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.”
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017