Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey Made a Sexual Advance Toward Me When I Was 14

By Christine Zosche 

Last June, Anthony Rapp settled in at the home of his good friend and fellow actor Camryn Manheim to watch the Tony Awards. But for the first time, Rapp felt something he’d never experienced before with the Tonys: dread. And that’s because the host that night was Kevin Spacey. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Rapp is publicly alleging for the first time that in 1986, Spacey befriended Rapp while they both performed on Broadway shows, invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance. According to public records, Spacey was 26. Rapp was 14. (BuzzFeed)

Rapp said he met Spacey in 1986 when both were performing in Broadway shows. Rapp was a child actor in a play called Precious Sons, while Spacey was performing in a revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. (Boston Globe)

Spacey said via Twitter: “I honestly do not remember the encounter… but if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology.” Spacey also revealed he was now living as a gay man after years of refusing to address rumors about his sexuality. Rapp said he was sharing the story now after the Harvey Weinstein scandal. (BBC News)