He opens up about what encouraged him to finally speak out.
It's been more than two months since Anthony Rapp made claims that Kevin Spacey sexually harassed him when he was just 14, and the actor has now opened up about what drove him to make the candid confession after over three decades. He's now an important figure in the fight against a harmful Hollywood trend.
Anthony Rapp at San Diego Comic Con
The 46-year-old 'Star Trek' star was encouraged to speak out about his harrowing experience after seeing the multitude of women coming forward to express their own ordeals at the hands of Harvey Weinstein and others. He knew that now was the right time to talk and be heard.
The actor was accused of making sexual advances towards Anthony Rapp when he was just 14
The scandal surrounding Kevin Spacey is continuing to have large scale repercussions for the actor who has been accused of an inappropriate sexual advance on a 14-year-old actor over 30 years ago. Following Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp’s allegation, Spacey has been dropped as the recipient of a special Emmy Award he was due to receive next month.
Kevin Spacey was due to recieve a special Emmy Award which has now been withdrawn
The International TV Academy said in a statement that it was withdrawing the International Emmy Founders Award "in light of recent events".
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McGowan has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and has been a vocal critic of the current culture of Hollywood
Hollywood star Rose McGowan has led criticism against actor Kevin Spacey and accused him of using the revelation he now lives as a gay man to excuse allegedly making a sexual pass at an actor who was underage at the time.
Rose McGowan has been critical of Hollywood's culture of sexual abuse
Kevin Spacey was accused by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp of making a ‘drunken’ sexual advance towards him when he was 14 at the time and Spacey was 26.
Spacey's sexuality has nothing to do with his misconduct.
As allegations of sexual harassment within Hollywood continues to grow, Kevin Spacey becomes the latest to have the finger pointed at him as Anthony Rapp comes forward about an encounter when he was just a young teen. To make matters worse, Spacey's apology has equally shocked the internet.
Kevin Spacey at 'Baby Driver' premiere
Nobody should ever feel as if they can't talk about their sexuality freely and openly, but sometimes coming out is completely the wrong response to a situation. 58-year-old Kevin Spacey has decided to confess that he's gay in the same breath as apologising for making sexual advances to 'Star Trek: Discovery' star Anthony Rapp when the latter was just 14, and many are accusing the older actor of archaically conflating homosexuality with paedophilia.
Daniel (Anthony Rapp) and Christopher (Jonathan Bennett) are a gay couple preparing for their wedding. It should be a happy time, especially as they are surrounded by their closest friends and family, but there's some tension in the air that's threatening to break them hours before they are due to exchange their vows. They are very different people after all; Daniel is 40-years-old and Christopher's in his early 30s. Their friends are from different walks of life and they most certainly have a different approach to life. Things take a tumultuous turn when an unexpected arrival comes to surprise Christopher, it's Daniel who is the most shocked. They're supposed to be spending the rest of their lives together, so how does he not know about this stranger when everyone else in Christopher's life does? Secrets and jealousy are driving a wedge between the engaged couple, and with all their loved ones reminding them of how much their marriage is going to change their lives, they're starting to wonder if this really is the right thing to be doing.
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Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a flood of praise for the extraordinary and innovative 'Boyhood' - a movie filmed over thirteen years with the same actors - actors and movie makers everywhere join this appraising documentary marking 21 years of amazing cinema from this artist. With works including the decade spanning romance trilogy 'Before Sunrise', musical comedy 'School of Rock', animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', crime drama 'Bernie' and underdog flicks 'Slacker' and 'Bad News Bears', the Texan cine-hero continues to produce imaginative and totally unique, genre-crossing stories with comedy 'That's What I'm Talking About' and a 'School of Rock' TV series marking his upcoming projects.
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Richard Linklater is well known in the film industry as one of the stand out names in indie movie making. Responsible for a wide variety of films including the decade spanning romance 'Before Sunset' (and its sequels), music fuelled comedy 'School Of Rock', social misfit drama 'Slacker', and innovative animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', Linklater has inspired a generation of filmmakers and scooped two Oscar nominations and numerous film festival awards along the way. After 21 years, this Texas born innovator is still thoroughly impressing, his latest project 'Boyhood' having caused a stir for its unique quality of having been filmed over thirteen years. Just what will he do next?
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'Frozen' star Idina Menzel signs autographs for fans as she leaves the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York following a preview for her new musical 'If/Then'. She refuses to comment after paparazzi question her about the John Travolta Oscars gaffe where he spectacularly mispronounced her name as 'Adele Dazeem'.
Anthony Rapp Monday 6th October 2008 Revival: Broadway's Next Act, Panel Discussion held at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall-Outside Arrivals New York City, USA
A wannabe documentary filmmaker with no real current job, twentysomething David is both shy and repressed and quite unable to make it in the New York gay dating scene. He's a small fish in a very big and barracuda-filled pond. David gets most of his help and moral support from the fat and jolly Gwen (Camryn Manheim), who fills the film's obligatory fag hag slot and who is also seeking some peace of mind as her marriage unravels. David takes her in as his roommate so she's always to provide a wisecrack or a pat on the back.
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