Kevin Spacey apologizes after sex harassment claim

The actor said he chooses "now to live as a gay man" after being accused of an unwanted sexual advance on then 14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp.
2:56 | 10/30/17

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Now to accusations against one of the most powerful actors in Hollywood, Kevin spacey, overnight the two-time academy award winner releasing a statement acknowledging allegations that he made a sexual advance on a minor decades ago and apologizing. Amy robach is here with the latest details. Good morning, Amy. Good morning to you, robin. This is all in the middle of the unfolding Harvey Weinstein scandal yet another actor coming forward, this time pointing the finger at Kevin spacey about an encounter he says happened more than three decades ago. Spacey apologizing overnight but also choosing this moment to publicly come out as gay. ??? You're not alone ??? Reporter: Overnight "Rent" and "Star trek: Discovery" star telling buzzfeed that Kevin spacey made a sexual advance towards him when he was 14. In 1986 when he and spacey were working on Broadway, spacey then 26 years old invited Rapp to a party at his apartment. And that at the end of the night after everyone else had left, tried to seduce him in his bedroom pressing into him but Rapp says after a short period he was able to squirm away. We're survivors. Reporter: Spacey responding to Rapp's allegations on Twitter writing, he is a fan of Rapp's work and that I honestly do not remember the encounter. I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior. He also acknowledged publicly for the first time that he is gay. Writing, as those closest to me 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 behavior. Many on social media questioning whether this was the most appropriate time for spacey to acknowledge his sexuality. Twitter user trayvon free wrote being gay is not an excuse for trying to molest children and Wanda Sykes saying, no, no, no. You do not get to choose to hide under the rainbow. And, yes, a lot of people criticizing spacey for choosing this moment to publicly come out. In his statement he says this story has encouraged me to address other things about my life adding 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. So the timing of this, though, is raising a lot of eyebrows. Yeah, the timing of it is because it's been, you know, thought for many -- he's joked about it. Remember when he was at the tonys joking about it and to choose this time and so a lot of the headlines are about him coming out and not about the accusations against a minor. Exactly and so that's where he's going to continue to draw a lot of criticism. This is cascading in so many different directions right now. It really is. As more fallout comes from this, we're going to hear from fashion designer Donna Karan. Remember she had some really stark comments right after, very surprising so I sat down with her over the weekend.

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