After accusing Kevin Spacey of making unwanted sexual advances toward him when he was 14, Anthony Rapp says he’s being tormented by people who are blaming him for killing off Netflix’s hit drama House of Cards.
Rapp, 46, took to Twitter to relay some of the incendiary comments he’s reportedly received on Instagram since stepping forward in late October.
Speaking with Buzzfeed, Rapp claimed that Spacey, then 26, invited him to his Manhattan apartment for a party in 1986. There, Spacey allegedly “picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance,” the article detailed.
Thank you to all of you who have been expressing support and solidarity. Your kindness is felt and much appreciated. And I have experienced such support far more than I have experienced negativity.
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) November 28, 2017
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Spacey, now 58, apologized for his actions and came out as a gay man mere hours after the Buzzfeed exposé hit the Internet.
The revelation in light of sexual harassment allegations led to widespread outrage, with actor Zachary Quinto, also a gay man, calling Spacey’s announcement “sad and troubling.”
Now, Rapp says that, among messages of support, he’s being bombarded with messages of people accusing him of lying and blaming him for bringing about the end of House of Cards. Reports indicated that Netflix ousted Spacey from the political drama days after Rapp lodged allegations against him.
“Thank you to all of you who have been expressing support and solidarity. Your kindness is felt and much appreciated. And I have experienced such support far more than I have experienced negativity,” Rapp tweeted this week, noting that he’s received overwhelmingly more well wishes than insults.
Here are some comments on Instagram. I’ve decided I want to share some of them because these people need to be outed for their harassment. pic.twitter.com/Dxf9Ab5Mmc
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) November 29, 2017
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