Kevin Spacey has apologised after he was accused of making a sexual advance towards a teenage actor more than three decades ago.
Anthony Rapp, who was 14 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Spacey invited him to a party at his Manhattan apartment before the incident occurred in his bedroom at the end of the night.
Rapp, who is currently starring in Star Trek Discovery, told BuzzFeed News: “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… I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”
Rapp says that he went to the bathroom before immediately leaving Spacey’s apartment.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Responding to the allegation, Spacey has now said that he does not recall the incident, and that he was “sorry for the feelings [Rapp] describes having carried with him all these years”.
He also addressed “stories” about his personal life, and confirmed that he now “lives as a gay man”.
“If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” Spacey wrote.
“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are other stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy.”
He added: “”I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour.”