Kevin Spacey Reveals He’s Gay, Apologizes to Actor: READ
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Kevin Spacey Reveals He’s Gay, Apologizes to Actor: READ

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Actor Kevin Spacey.

Actor Kevin Spacey confirmed long-standing speculation on October 29 by announcing in a statement that he is living as a gay man after an actor accused him of an inappropriate encounter when the actor was only 14-years-old.

In a lengthy statement that he posted to Twitter, Spacey, one of Hollywood’s highest profile actors, addressed the allegations made by actor Anthony Rapp in an exclusive interview with Buzzfeed, which was released earlier in the day. In that statement, Spacey apologized to Rapp “if I did behave then as he describes,” but he said he couldn’t remember the encounter, and he revealed, “I choose now to live as a gay man.”

This is the Spacey statement in full:

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. 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 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.

This is how the statement looked on Spacey’s Twitter page:

Rapp, an actor in Star Trek: Discovery, had described for Buzzfeed in vivid detail what he says was an encounter he had with Spacey when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. You can read Rapp’s account here.

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Anthony Rapp.

He also tweeted about the interview:

In previous interviews, Spacey had always declined to reveal his sexual orientation. In a 2010 interview with The Daily Beast, Spacey said, “No one’s personal life is in the public interest. It’s gossip, bottom line.”

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Diedra

Kevin Spacey you vile, disingenuous, narcissistic puke child predator. Your victim outs you, and instead of apologizing you “come out” as a gay man, downplay the assault by adding you were drunk and talking anout you, you, you…f#ck you Spacey. Another arrogant perverted prick in Hollywood. This place is hell. So sick of these entitled manipulative maniacs in Hollywood. Ban Spaceys movies and TV shows. His house of cards just fell.

JOHN MAYOR

I guess, then, this will be all the more reason for you to be going after MR. PHEWTUS, who is alleged to have R-A-P-E-D a girl of thirteen (see, the Huffington Post, the The Guardian, and, several other Media Reports!)! And so… if you’re REALLY serious about addressing Ení̱likerotopathy (adult sexual pathy), then it would be a good idea to go after MR. PHEWTUS! Otherwise, one would be supporting a “double standard”!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

JOHN MAYOR

BTW!… don’t forget, Anthony Rapp (the said victim in the Kevin Spacey sexual assault!), is also an actor!… and so, to indirectly lump Anthony in with the “hell” you’ve portrayed, is to unjustly put Anthony Rapp within Kevin Spacey’s “hell”! I’m sure Anthony Rapp doesn’t view the whole of Hollywood as “hell”, as he wouldn’t be an actor, and he wouldn’t be presently starring in a major motion picture! I think it’s wisest to let Anthony decide what parts of Hollywood are “hellish”!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

JOHN GAYOR

( Kevin Spacey beats a man to death with an accordion )
“I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors. They’re true. I am indeed an accordion player”

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