“Actor Kevin Spacey Faces Sexual Assault Allegations”

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       Just weeks after sexual assault allegations were revealed against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, more victims have spoken out on similar experiences.  Since then, many of Hollywood’s notorious actors and executives have faced controversy over sexual assault accusations, including Kevin Spacey.  Spacey has recently come under fire after allegedly making a sexual advance towards a 14 year old boy in 1986.  The victim, Anthony Rapp, states he befriended Spacey as they were both working onBroadway together.  Spacey later invited Rapp to a party at his Manhattan apartment, where the alleged incident occurred.  Rapp became disinterested in the party, and entered a bedroom, where he stayed past midnight.  He recalled a drunken Spacey picking him up and laying on top of him.  “He was trying to seduce me,” Rapp said as he recalled Spacey “pressing into me” and “tightening his arms.”  Luckily, Rapp was able to get away and left the apartment.  

        At least 12 other men have come forward accusing Spacey of sexual misconduct, including filmmaker Tony Montana.  Montana states that Spacey inappropriately touched him after he told Spacey to stop.  This incident dates back to 2003.  Due to the recent allegations by Rapp, Spacey took to Twitter to tweet that he does “not remember the encounter,” and is “sorry for the feelings.. he carried all these years.”  His apology faced backlash as many people stated that it wasn’t genuine enough.  There was also criticism against Spacey after coming out in his apology, in which people disliked how he changed the subject of sexual assault to his sexuality.  

         Senior Emily Lam believes that the men and women coming forward “are brave for doing what they truly think is right,” even when they might face criticism from the public.  Lam also stresses that anyone can help by “being open-minded” to their stories, so that the stigma around sexual assault can stop.  Spacey is now facing the consequences of his actions, as he was recently dropped from his critically-acclaimed Netflix show “House of Cards.”  His manager and publicist have also cut ties with the actor due to the continuing stream of accusations.  It was reported that Spacey will enter a rehabilitation clinic so the actor can seek treatment and evaluation.  

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“Actor Kevin Spacey Faces Sexual Assault Allegations”