Anthony Rapp is Suing Kevin Spacey For Alleged Sexual Assault
Anthony Rapp and an unidentified male plaintiff have filed a lawsuit against Kevin Spacey claiming that the actor sexually assaulted them in two separate incidents.
Anthony first came forward with these claims at the beginning of the #MeToo movement in a 2017 Buzzfeed article, alleging that Kevin made unwanted sexual advances toward him when they were working together on the Broadway play Precious Sons in 1986. Rapp was 14 at the time.
Following the article, Kevin attempted to shift the narrative by coming out as gay.
A lawsuit filed today details the incident, which happened in Kevin’s Manhattan apartment where the actor was throwing a party. It was here that, according to the court documents, per Deadline, Kevin “intentionally and voluntarily and without plaintiff’s consent engaged in an unwanted sexual advance with a 14 year old and grabbed then-infant plaintiff, Anthony Rapp’s, buttocks, lifted him onto a bed and laid on plaintiff’s body.”
Furthermore, it claims that Anthony ran to the bathroom in fear. When he tried to leave the apartment, Kevin “tried to persuade plaintiff to stay but plaintiff refused and quickly left the defendant’s apartment,” the court docs read.
The second plaintiff, identified only as C.D. in the lawsuit, claims he met Kevin when he was 12 years old during an acting class the actor was teaching in Westchester County in 1981.
According to court documents, C.D. claims that two years later, when he was 14, he “engaged in sexual acts” with Kevin, including “performing anal intercourse on defendant Kevin and oral sex.” C.D. claims that these encounters happened on several occasions. The last time it did, he alleges, Kevin was trying to penetrate his penis inside the 14-year-old’s anus despite multiple protests. Eventually, C.D. “was able to free himself” before running out of Kevin’s apartment.
Both Anthony and C.D. are suing for unspecified damages related to emotional trauma from the incidents.
We hope and pray that justice is served.