Home of Playing cards creator Beau Willimon has responded to allegations that collection star Kevin Spacey made an undesirable badual advance towards actor Anthony Rapp in 1986.
In an announcement launched on Monday, Willimon known as the allegations “troubling” however mentioned he was unaware of any inappropriate habits throughout his time on the Netflix drama. He exited the present on the finish of its fourth season in 2016.
“Anthony Rapp’s story is deeply troubling. In the course of the time I labored with Kevin Spacey on Home of Cards, I neither witnessed nor was conscious of any inappropriate habits on set or off,” he mentioned in an announcement to PEOPLE. “That mentioned, I take experiences of such habits significantly and that is no exception. I really feel for Mr. Rapp and I badist his braveness.”
In an interview with BuzzFeed revealed on Sunday, Rapp, now 46, alleged then-26-year-old Spacey invited him to his Manhattan residence for a celebration in 1986. (They had been each starring in hit Broadway performs on the time.) Rapp says he was the one teen on the get together and spent many of the night in a bed room watching tv. He claims he was unaware the get together had ended and he was alone within the residence with Spacey till the older actor appeared within the bed room doorway.
“He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the brink. However I don’t, like, squirm away initially, as a result of I’m like, ‘What’s occurring?’ After which he lays down on prime of me,” who’s overtly homobadual, advised BuzzFeed. “He was attempting to seduce me,” Rapp mentioned. “I don’t know if I might have used that language. However I used to be conscious that he was attempting to get with me badually.”
Following the allegations, Spacey launched an announcement on Twitter through which he mentioned he didn’t “keep in mind the encounter.”
“I’ve a whole lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m past horrified to listen to his story,” Spacey mentioned in an announcement posted on his Twitter account late Sunday evening. “I actually don’t keep in mind the encounter, it might have been over 30 years in the past. But when I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken habits, and I’m sorry for the emotions he describes having carried with him all these years.”
In the identical badertion, Spacey additionally got here out as homobadual.
“This story has inspired me to deal with different issues about my life,” Spacey’s badertion continued. “I do know that there are tales on the market about me and that some have been fueled by the truth that I’ve been so protecting of my privateness. As these closes to me know, in my life, I’ve had relationships with each women and men. I’ve liked and had romantic relationships with males all through my life, and I select now to stay as a homobadual man. I wish to take care of this actually and overtly and that begins with badyzing my very own habits.”