(Reuters) – Immediately after several years of refusing to address rumors about his sexuality, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey mentioned on Sunday he has selected to live his life as a homosexual guy.
Spacey also apologized to fellow actor Anthony Rapp for an incident Rapp mentioned occurred in 1986. Rapp, who went on to star in the Broadway musical “Rent,” was 14 at the time and beginning his career on Broadway.
Spacey, 58, who received Oscars for “The Standard Suspects” and “American Magnificence,” produced his remarks in a post on Twitter.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Rapp explained attending a occasion hosted by Spacey in which the actor picked him up, brought him to a bed and lay down on best of him after other visitors left. Rapp, who mentioned he had the effect Spacey was drunk, pushed him away and left.
Spacey mentioned he was horrified to hear Rapp’s story of the face, which he mentioned he did not keep in mind since it occurred more than 30 several years in the past. He also mentioned he owed Rapp a “sincere apology” for what he mentioned would have been “deeply inappropriate drunken habits.”
Rapp’s story “has encouraged me to address other things in my life,” Spacey wrote. “I have cherished and had passionate encounters with adult males throughout my life, and I now opt for to live life as a homosexual guy.”
“I want to deal with this truthfully and overtly,” he mentioned, “and that begins with me analyzing my personal habits.”
Spacey, a Tony Award winner for “Lost in Yonkers,” stars in the Netflix political drama “House of Playing cards.” He also served for 10 several years as artistic director of London’s Aged Vic theater enterprise.
Hollywood and some best U.S. corporations have been rocked in new months by allegations from scores of females that executives had sexually harassed them.
The New York Situations reported this thirty day period that Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of The Weinstein Organization which has been 1 of Hollywood’s most influential forces since its start in Oct 2005, had arrived at eight previously undisclosed settlements with females who accused him of sexual harassment and undesirable bodily contact.
The New Yorker magazine also reported that 13 females had claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them.
Weinstein, who has since been fired from the enterprise as chief government, has denied owning non-consensual intercourse with anyone. Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the allegations.
Reporting by Chris Michaud Editing by Paul Tait and Edwina Gibbs