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Hollywood star, Kevin Spacey comes out as gay

Kevin Spacey came out as gay early Monday and apologized to actor Anthony Rapp , who accused the Hollywood star of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old.

Spacey ’ s announcement, posted on his Twitter account at midnight, came after Rapp — best known for being part of the original cast of the hit Broadway musical “ Rent ” — made the accusation in an interview with Buzzfeed News .

Spacey , 58 , a double Oscar winner and star of the Netflix series “ House of Cards, ” said he did not remember the encounter but that “ if I did behave then as he describes , I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour. ”
He went on say that Rapp ’ s accusation “ encouraged me to address other things about my life. ”

“ As those closest to me know , in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.

“ I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour. ”

Rapp , 46 , told Buzzfeed that in 1986, while both he and Spacey were performing in Broadway shows, Spacey invited the then 14 -year-old to a party at his New York apartment. Spacey would have been 26 at the time.
Rapp said he was in Spacey’ s bedroom watching TV when Spacey appeared in the doorway at the end of the night , “ kind of swaying ” and apparently drunk .

Rapp said Spacey picked him up , put him on the bed and lay on top of the teenaged boy.
“ He was trying to seduce me , ” Rapp told Buzzfeed. “ I don ’ t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually . ”

Rapp said he squirmed away after a brief period of time and went into the bathroom. Shortly after, he left Spacey’ s apartment and went home.

Rapp ’ s accusation came after more than 50 women accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of misconduct including rape , sexual abuse and harassment. His accusers include stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Mira Sorvino.

The now -disgraced tycoon was sacked as co -chairman of The Weinstein Company and also resigned from its board.

The twice-married father of five has so far denied forcing himself on his accusers. He is being investigated by authorities in Los Angeles, New York and London .

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