Things are not looking good for Kevin Spacey in the wake of the allegations of sexual misconduct made by actor Anthony Rapp. The actor claims that Spacey made sexual advances towards him back in 1986, when Rapp was only 14 years old, and Spacey was 26 years old. After the allegations, Spacey released an apology on Twitter, but things have backfired on the Oscar award winner since then.
After working with Kevin Spacey for four years on the popular Netflix political drama, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon released a statement on Monday. “Anthony Rapp’s story is deeply troubling,” he said.
“During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on House of Cards, I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off.”
Even though Willimon wasn’t aware of any inappropriate behavior from Spacey, it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. He continued the statement saying “I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception. I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage.”
Willimon’s statement comes after Rapp, who currently plays Lieutenant Paul Stamets in Star Trek: Discovery, talked to Buzzfeed about the alleged sexual misconduct, which, according to him, occurred in 1986. Rapp recalls that he was invited to a party at Spacey’s apartment in Manhattan.
Rapp was the youngest person at the party — which included a crew of Broadway stars — and didn’t really feel like talking to all the adults, so he spent most of his time in a bedroom watching TV. After the party was over and everyone was gone, he found himself alone in the bedroom when Spacey walked in.
“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. He was trying to seduce me.”
The interview triggered a response from Kevin Spacey, who took to Twitter to reply to the accusation, and to publicly come out as gay for the first time.
Beau Willimon created House of Cards, the show where Spacey plays Frank Underwood, a politician who is currently President of the United States. Willimon and Spacey worked together for four seasons since the creator exited the series after that. The popular drama, though, has already been renewed for a sixth season, but there has been no indication on whether or not this news will result in the cancellation of the show.
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