Actor Anthony Rapp has come forward with allegations that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance toward him when he was 14 years old, BuzzFeed reports.
Rapp, currently starring in Star Trek: Discovery, was a child actor in the Broadway production of George Furth’s Precious Sons in 1986 when he met Spacey, who was appearing that year in a revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
According to Rapp, Spacey befriended him at an after show party; when they ran into each other at a later event, Spacey took Rapp and a 17-year-old friend of his to the Limelight, then invited him to a party at his apartment a few days later.
At the end of the night, after the other guests had left, Rapp alleges that Spacey picked him up, placed him on the bed, and lay down on top of him, forcing Rapp to push him off.
At the time, Spacey was a relatively unknown actor, and although Rapp was confused about the incident, he didn’t tell anyone about it.
As Spacey’s star rose in the 1990s and his face and name became inescapable, Rapp began confiding in his friends.
Regardless of the positive change that may come from sharing his story, Rapp comes across as someone who’s been haunted by his alleged encounter with Spacey for many years.