Actor Kevin Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy in 1986.
Spacey posted on Twitter that he doesn’t remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior.
Actor Anthony Rapp tells BuzzFeed he was 14 when he attended a party at Spacey’s apartment. He says an inebriated Spacey placed him on a bed and climbed on top of him but he was able to leave before the encounter could go further.
Rapp — now 46 — says he came forward after allegations against Harvey Weinstein were publicized.
On Twitter, the now 58-year-old Spacey said for the first time publicly that he is gay adding that he wants to deal with this honestly. Spacey said “that starts with examining my own behaviour.”
Rapp described in an interview attending a party hosted by Spacey in which the actor picked him up, brought him to a bed and lay down on top of him after other guests left.
Rapp, who said he had the impression Spacey was drunk, said he pushed him away and left.
Spacey, a Tony Award winner for Lost in Yonkers, stars in the Netflix political drama House of Cards. He also served for 10 years as artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre company.