Last week, Kevin Spacey was accused of making inappropriate sexual advances. He apologized and simultaneously revealed to the world that he is gay. Now, he is making another shocking announcement.
The original accusal came from actor Anthony Rapp, who said that Spacey made unwanted advances at him when he was only 14 years old. Immediately after Rapp accused Spacey, the latter issued a statement. Spacey wanted to be clear that he respected Rapp, and that he was extremely remorseful for the actions that he did not remember.
He said, “I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I am beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter as it would have been over 30 years ago.”
He continued, “But if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior and I am sorry for the feelings he described having carried with him all these years.”
Spacey also said that the accusations have caused him to take a look at other areas of his life. He said, “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 choose now to live as a gay man.”
According to E! News, many people in Hollywood criticized Spacey for the way that he decided to come out as a gay man. They claim that he used a horrible story to gain sympathy from his peers when he should have just focused on the apology.
Now, Spacey has announced that he will be taking a break from acting. His rep made a statement to E! News about the decision.
He said, “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time.”
Spacey has learned that he will no longer receive the International Emmy Award. Additionally, as the star of “House of Cards,” Spacey’s break from acting means that the production on the sixth and final season of the show is suspended indefinitely.
This news about Spacey adds to the list of sad stories emerging from Hollywood about assault allegations. It is evident that the world is a broken place and is in desperate need of God.
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