I am sure you all heard about Kevin Stacey’s s*xual harassment of an American Actor, Anthony Rapp in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old and Spacey, 26.
Who is Kevin Spacey?
Full names, Kevin Space Fowler, was born on 26 July 1959 ( aged 58). Am American actor who is also a director, screen writer, producer and singer. He has won a lot of awards from the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995 to another Academy Award for Best Actor in 1999. Kevin started out as a stage actor before he now evolved to film and television.
Anthony Rapp, the “Star Trek: Discovery” actor had earlier informed BuzzFeed that Spacey harassed him s*xually when he was 14 years old. A report that BuzzFeed published.
In the interview with BuzzFeed Rapp alleged that Stacey invited him and an old friend (17 year old as well) to a nightclub despite both being underage to attend a night club at that time, during which they were entertained in the VIP by Stacey. Stacey thereafter followed up with an invitation to a party at his Manhattan home to which Rapp obliged and attended.
After getting into a party bored and out of place, Rapp moved into the bedroom to watch television only to notice hours later that Spacey was standing at the door of the bedroom.
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.”
Rapp further explained the experience as “a frozen moment … In terms of fight or flight or freeze, I tend to freeze.”
Rapp believed that Spacey was trying to “seduce” him but that he was able to “squirm” away soon afterwards, closing himself in the bathroom before telling Spacey he was leaving. “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 said.
Stacey responded to this allegation by stating that he could not remember the incident. He however apologized to Rapp that he must have been inappropriately drunk if he did behave as alleged.
See Kevin Stacey’s apology statement below:
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
For a man who has been private about his personal and s*xual life, he decided to use the Rapp situation to address his s*xuality once and for all. He came out as GAY!
“As those closest to me know, in my life 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 behaviour.”
In multiple tweets by Anthony Rapp, he said:
“I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out, to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me.”
to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me. 2/3
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) October 30, 2017
Kudos to Anthony Rapp for voicing out his experience after having to bottle this up for 31 years. This is indeed amazing. I’ve got the following questions to ask though:
1. Can Anthony Rapp sue for s*xual harassment at this time?
2. Why does Kevin Stacey need to come out as gay? Was that an opportunity to rubbish Rapp’s allegations?
3. Is homos*xuality somehow tied to child molestation?
4. Is this the end to Kevin Stacey’s career as an actor?