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Kevin Spacey sued by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp for allegedly sexually assaulting him when he was 14

Kevin Spacey has been sued by Anthony Rapp and another man, who allege he sexually assaulted them as 14-year-olds in the 1980s.

Rapp, best known for his work on TV series Star Trek: Discovery, first made allegations against Spacey in October 2017.

In a lawsuit filed in New York this week, Rapp, now 48, alleges that Spacey invited him to a party at his Manhattan apartment in 1986. 

While there, he was allegedly the victim of an ‘unwanted sexual advance’ when Spacey grabbed his buttocks.

He managed to escape to the bathroom, according to the lawsuit, and later left the apartment.

The second accuser is anonymous and identified only as CD in the lawsuit. 

He alleges he was 12 when he first met two-time Oscar-winner Spacey, who was teaching an acting class in 1981.

Their paths crossed again when the accuser was 14, the lawsuit states, and Spacey invited him back to his apartment.

Spacey then allegedly sexually assaulted the boy, according to the legal papers.

The pair engaged in sex acts on multiple occasions, it is alleged, and during their final encounter Spacey ignored the boy’s ‘verbal and physical resistance’.

Both accusers are suing the 61-year-old for unspecified damages, claiming the alleged attacks have caused psychological damage.

Rapp first made his allegations in 2017, telling Buzzfeed that Spacey was ‘trying to get with him sexually’ after a party 31 years prior.

He said: ‘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 don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware he was trying to get with me sexually.’

Spacey said he was ‘beyond horrified’ to hear Rapp’s story, and said in a statement: ‘I honestly do not remember the encounter… But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.’

The American Beauty star added that the story ‘has encouraged me to address other things about my life’, and came out as a gay man in the statement.

Rapp’s allegations sparked a number of similar allegations against Spacey in the US and the UK, and the actor has been investigated by Scotland Yard.

Spacey has faced legal action in Los Angeles and Nantucket, Massachusetts, but is yet to be found liable in any case. 

Peter J Saghir, the lawyer representing both Rapp and the second accuser, said in a statement to the PA news agency: ‘This lawsuit sends a strong message that no matter how wealthy, powerful or famous you may be you are not above the law.

‘Our clients are looking forward to their day in court and to obtaining justice for a crime that never should have happened.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Spacey’s lawyer for comment. 

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Source: metro.co.uk




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