Broadway actor Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey accusing him of sexual assault

Another unnamed man has sued Kevin Spacey for molestation.

The Associated Press September 10, 2020 09:08:41 IST
Broadway actor Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey accusing him of sexual assault

Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens.

Rapp, who starred in Rent on Broadway and in Star Trek: Discovery on TV, had first spoken out against the Oscar-winning Spacey in 2017, a decision that led to others speaking up and Spacey’s up-to-then celebrated career coming to an abrupt end.

In the lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Rapp detailed what he has said publicly about Spacey, that the older actor made a sexual advance to him when a teenage Rapp attended a party.

When Rapp first made the accusation, Spacey issued a statement saying he didn’t remember the encounter but apologised.

The other plaintiff, who goes by the initials CD, said that he met Spacey as a teenager while taking an acting class, and that Spacey invited him to his apartment on multiple occasions and engaged in sexual acts with him. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff said Spacey attempted to assault him sexually on his final visit.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

An email seeking comment was sent to Spacey’s attorney.

Since the allegations started emerging, Spacey has been embroiled in other legal cases. Last October, prosecutors in Los Angeles rejected a sexual battery case because the accuser had died.

In July, prosecutors in Massachusetts dropped a case after the 18-year-old man who accused Spacey of groping him refused to testify.

The Associated Press does not normally name people alleging sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, as Rapp has done.

Updated Date:

also read

Actor-comedian Raju Srivastava passes away: Top 5 comic lines
Entertainment

Actor-comedian Raju Srivastava passes away: Top 5 comic lines

Raju Srivastava's character Gajodhar bhaiya became a household name. The stand-up comic was also famous for his style of dialogue delivery that left everyone in splits. 

Raahein: A curated space that aims at nurturing art and craft by Shefali Khanna
Arts & Culture

Raahein: A curated space that aims at nurturing art and craft by Shefali Khanna

Social entrepreneur Shefali Khanna launches a new experiential space for creators, musicians, and artisans; the workspace-cum-studio is a uniquely curated space that aims at creating a conducive environment for nurturing art and craft.

Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra writes open letter to Vishva Hindu Parishad after his Gurugram shows called-off
Entertainment

Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra writes open letter to Vishva Hindu Parishad after his Gurugram shows called-off

The comedian, who has criticised the BJP-led NDA government over a number of issues in the past, proclaimed himself as “a bigger Hindu” than the VHP as he doesn’t earn his living by fear mongering and issuing threats.