58-year-old Hollywood star, Kevin Spacey has announced that he is gay after Actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old.
Spacey the double Oscar winner and star of Netflix series “House of Cards,” who said he could not encounter in his Twitter announcement, however said;
“If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
He went on say that Rapp’s accusation “encouraged me to address other things about my life.”
“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.”
46-year-old Rapp told Buzzfeed that in 1986, while both he and Spacey were performing in Broadway shows, Spacey invited him to a party at his New York apartment. Spacey would have been 26 at the time.
“He was trying to seduce me,” Rapp told Buzzfeed. “I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”
Rapp’s accusation came after more than 50 women accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of misconduct including rape, sexual abuse and harassment. His accusers include stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Mira Sorvino.