In the midst of the scandal rocking Hollywood in regards to Harvey Weinstein, another huge actor has been linked with House of Cards and The Usual Suspects star Kevin Spacey fingered as a person of interest.
The actor was called out by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey harassed his sexually when he was only 14.
In his apology for the incident, Spacey also let slip that he will now be living as a gay man.
In his Twitter apology he said; “”I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago,” he said. “But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him (Anthony Rapp) the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for all the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
“This story has encouraged me to address other things in my life… I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I now choose to live life as a gay man.”
Hollywood didn’t take too kindly to this as it seemed he was using his ‘gayness’ as an excuse for his inappropriate behaviour.
Comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted: “Just wanna be really f**king clear that being gay has nothing to do w/ going after underage folks.”
Actress Rose McGowan, who claims she was raped by Harvey Weinstein, wrote: “Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it’s your turn to cry, that’s why we’ve gotta say goodbye.”
Comedian and actor Billy Eichner simply wrote: “That Kevin Spacey statement. Nope. Absolutely not. Nope”