Kevin Spacey, one of Hollywood's elite, was just accused of pedophiliac sexual assault by another male actor. Anthony Rapp, now 46, accused Spacey of an unwanted sexual advance when he was just 14. Spacey would have been 26.
Both Broadway actors at the time, Rapp shared that Spacey invited him over for a party and then “picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance." Rapp had spoken of the event in 2001, without naming Spacey, but decided to expose the actor after the numerous claims of abuse made against film producer Harvey Weinstein, shares PEOPLE.
“I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out,” Rapp tweeted, “to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me.”
Spacey then acknowledged the event might have happened, but turned his apology into his own public coming out statement. “I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story,” Spacey said on Twitter Sunday night. "I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I a sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
“if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” Spacey, 58, said, then turning the spotlight to himself coming out as gay. “This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life."
“I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closes to me know, in my life, I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic relationships 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 behavior,” ended Spacey's tweet.
Hollywood and particularly the LGBT community condemned Spacey for combining sexual assault with being gay. Comedian Wanda Sykes accused Spacey of hiding "under the rainbow", and Rosie O'Donnell chastised him, saying "we all knew." But that statement, and the general depravity of Hollywood (combined with their self-righteousness), is what Graham takes to task in his latest Facebook post.
Tagging the actor, Graham began, "Kevin Spacey is now in the news for being accused of making sexual advances toward a 14-year-old boy over 30 years ago, and even Rosie O'Donnell came out saying 'We all knew.' Well, if everybody knew, why did they remain silent? We’ve all heard Harvey Weinstein’s story—82 women have now accused him of sexual harassment or even rape, and the number seems to keep growing. He’s one of Hollywood’s premier producers and was in a position to make or break careers."
Graham then proceded to rip into Clinton and Obama who garnered so much favor with Hollywood: "Politicians like the Clintons and Obama flocked to his parties and he was a major Democratic donor. The whole time everybody in Hollywood—as well as the politicians hanging around with him—knew the kind of man he was. For far too long, Hollywood has gotten a free pass. They’ve been allowed to pollute America’s youth with moral corruption, and Washington has done nothing to reign them in. Since I was born in 1952, we have seen a continual lowering of the standards by the Federal Communications Commission—that trend needs to be reversed. Hollywood’s swamp needs to be flushed."
What do you think of Graham's question of why the entire Hollywood community has been silent for so long? Share your thoughts and reactions in the comments! Thank you! In addition to the Hollywood backlash, Spacey has just gotten more bad news from Netflix.