Spacey accuser opens up on the alleged abuse
ANTHONY Rapp, the actor who was 14 when he says Kevin Spacey made sexual advances towards him, has given his first interview since his revelation derailed the House of Cards star's career.
The Star Trek actor, 46, told Attitude magazine that he felt "strength in numbers" when he came forward to detail his case against Spacey, now 58.
Spacey said he did not remember the incident at a 1986 party but apologised for "what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".
"There are so many different shades and degrees of this kind of behaviour and these kinds of situations, but the most insidious to me is when it's an abuse of power," he said. "No matter what, I would urge anybody to stay safe, take care of themselves and each other and to get help and support when they need it."
"There is no such thing as truly being alone, which is what I hope this moment demonstrates, that there is strength in numbers," the Dazed and Confused star said. "I did it to stand on the shoulders of all that I was witnessing around me. I was hopeful that sharing my story would have an impact.'
In his initial claims, Rapp described: "He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually."
"It was a frozen moment," Rapp told BuzzFeed News. "In terms of fight or flight or freeze, I tend to freeze.
Hours later, Spacey used Twitter to come out as a gay man.
Since the accusations, Spacey has been dumped from the final season of House of Cards and was replaced by Christopher Plummer in the movie All The Money In The World.
Rapp meanwhile is breaking down barriers for the LGBTQ community, combining with Wilson Cruz to form Star Trek's first gay couple, Lieutenant Paul Stamets and Doctor Hugh Culber.
They recently had the first same-sex kiss in Star Trek history.