Kevin Spacey Accused of Sexually Assaulting 14-Yr. Old, Says He’s Gay and Doesn’t Remember

Kevin Spacey, the Academy Award-winning actor best known for his roles in “American Beauty” and the Netflix series “House of Cards,” said Sunday that he does “not remember” whether or not he made inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old male actor back in his 20s after the actor accused him of sexual harassment in an interview.

Instead, the actor decided to issue a statement deflecting the charges and focusing on his sexuality, saying that “I choose now to live as a gay man” and that “I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior.” No word yet on when he plans to spend a week in sex rehab to try and make this go away.

Anthony Rapp, best known for his role as Lieutenant Paul Stamets on the series “Star Trek: Discovery” says the incident occurred in 1986 after a party at Spacey’s apartment, according to an interview with BuzzFeed published Sunday.

Rapp, now 46, said that Spacey befriended him when the two of them were both on different Broadway shows. Spacey, then 26, invited the 14-year-old to his apartment for a party. After everyone had left, Spacey allegedly made a move on Rapp.

“My memory was that I thought, Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home,” Rapp told BuzzFeed. He said that Spacey “sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk.”

“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,” Rapp said.

“He was trying to seduce me,” he continued. “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 said he was eventually able to “squirm” away.

“My stomach churns,” Rapp told BuzzFeed. “I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It’s just deeply confusing to me.”

Spacey’s statement/not-really-denial/not-really-apology, posted to Twitter after he became aware of the story (according to BuzzFeed, representatives for the 58-year-old actor “did not respond to numerous phone calls, emails, and a letter detailing the allegations”) sounds like it was ghost-written by whoever was helping Harvey Weinstein and Mark Halperin with their “whoopsies” responses to accusations of inappropriate and illegal behavior.

Beginning with mentioning his “respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor,” Spacey said he was “beyond horrified to hear this story.”

“I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago,” Spacey wrote. “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.”

Let me ask you a question, Mr. Spacey: What kind of life do you lead where you either “honestly do not remember” whether you tried to sexually importune a 14-year-old boy, or where you think that’s an acceptable response to these allegations?

Then Spacey’s statement turned to what was really important here: namely, his own sexuality.

“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life,” Spacey wrote, noting that there have long been rumors he is gay. “As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women,” he wrote. “I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose to live as a gay man.”

How this is relevant to whether or not he engaged in attempted pederasty is beyond me, but apparently it worked. This was Reuters’ headline on the story as of 2:15 a.m. Eastern this morning: “Actor Kevin Spacey declares he lives life as a gay man.”

Reuters has since decided that burying the lede like that might not go over so well, and in the interim has changed the headline to “Kevin Spacey apologizes after actor says he was subjected to sexual advance when only 14.”

Spacey has long been one of Hollywood’s most vocal liberals, describing himself as “very close with former President Clinton,” according to The Washington Times. He worked on Jimmy Carter’s campaign and had ties to both Teddy Kennedy and Pat Moynihan.

In 2013, he famously gave a paean to President Obama in an interview, stating that Americans just didn’t understand how great he was.

“President Obama will go down as having passed some of the most historic bills in the history of this country,” he said, according to The Washington Times. “That despite constant knee-jerk opposition from the Republicans. A lot of people don’t realize how much he’s done in the most difficult circumstances.”

Now, we’re not implying that any of these things are connected with making a drunken pass at a 14-year-old. What we are saying is that these things tend to go away if you’re a liberal, at least in the media.

Harvey Weinstein was well-known as a serial pervert long before The New York Times’ expose. Yet, the media mysteriously decided not to cover it. They now all claim it was Weinstein and his retinue of thugs who some had a tenacious hold over them, preventing them from doing any kind of reporting on his sexual escapades. Right.

Hugh Hefner, who died not long ago, had long faced lurid allegations of inappropriate behavior. Yet, he was hailed as a hero by the liberal press upon his passing.

Given Kevin Spacey’s non-denial apology, we can say with some certainty that he acted inappropriately. It’s usually not just one time with these things, so we’ll certainly see if more allegations come out.

However, ask yourself this: had this been a Fox News host, would a major U.S. wire service write a headline about this apology saying “Conservative pundit declares he lives life as a gay man?”

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