Things continue to unravel in the Hollywood microcosm and this time it’s the turn of actor Kevin Spacey to find himself in turmoil.
The statement caused a stir and especially, the reaction of the person involved added a layer. In an interview with Buzzfeed, actor Anthony Rapp, 46, who plays in the Star Trek: Discovery series, accused Kevin Spacey of making advances and harassing him when he was 14 years old. Frank Underwood’s interpreter was then 26.
Now 58, the actor played the card of amnesia in response to these accusations, while apologizing:
“Honestly, I do not remember this incident, which would date back to 30 years. But if I behaved as he says, I owe him the most sincere apology, for what would have been the most inappropriate drunk behavior, and I’m sorry for the resentment he says he had to endure all these years. “
But then, the actor has poorly controlled his communication since he took the opportunity to come out: “It encourages me to evoke another element of my life that has been the subject of many rumors because I am very attached to my private life. People who are closest to me know that I have had sex with men and women in the past, and that I now consider myself gay. “
Following these revelations, Netflix and Media Rights Capital, the two co-producing companies in the series, issued a statement saying “deeply disturbed by the information last night about Kevin Spacey. ” In the process, they canceled the production of “House of Cards”, indicating that the sixth season, consisting of 13 episodes and currently shooting, will be the last to be broadcast.
In the storm, Kevin Spacey was even removed his Emmy Award of Honor that he was to receive in November at the next ceremony.
Source: The Hollywwod Reporter