The public landscape has shifted—and long-buried stories are coming out.
Anthony Rapp, known for his starring turn in the original production of “Rent” on Broadway, told Buzzfeed that Kevin Spacey made unwanted advances toward him when Rapp was only 14.
For years, Rapp, now 46, told no one about his experience, and he has never spoken with Spacey since. But as Spacey’s star began to rise through the 1990s and 2000s — including a Tony Award, two Oscars, a decadelong run as the creative director of the Old Vic theater in London, and six seasons and counting on the hit Netflix series House of Cards — Rapp’s frustration, anger, and incredulity with the sexual boundary he said Spacey crossed with him grew as well. Seeing Spacey now, “My stomach churns,” Rapp said. “I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It’s just deeply confusing to me.”
Spacey did not speak to Buzzfeed, but tweeted instead.