Anthony Rapp reveals why he made his sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey

Actor Anthony Rapp, who has criticised a film producer for siding with Bryan Singer

Anthony Rapp has opened up about the allegations of sexual misconduct he made against Kevin Spacey.

The Star Trek actor claimed that when he was 14, Spacey invited him to a party at his New York apartment, and while drunk, tried to seduce him by climbing on top of him.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Anthony Rapp attends the Star Trek: Discovery panel during 2017 New York Comic Con - Day 3 at Theater at Madison Square Gardenon October 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)


After he made the accusations, dozens of other people made allegations of sexual misconduct against the former House of Cards star.

A man on the east coast of the US said that Spacey repeatedly had sex with him when he was 14.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Kevin Spacey visits the Build Series to discuss his new play "Clarence Darrow" at Build Studio on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)


And 20 people at the Old Vic Theatre in London gave personal testimonies of inappropriate behaviour made by the Hollywood star while he was artistic director at the theatre.

The former House of Cards star is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over two allegations of sexual assault.

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 24: Actor Kevin Spacey during the 'Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival' at ICM Munich on September 24, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images for Bits & Pretzels)


Many have praised Rapp’s actions as courageous, with the Rent star having been hailed for breaking down a door which had previously been locked.

But Rapp revealed that there was a price to pay for coming forward, speaking up last month about the vile abuse he had received.

People online have accused him of ruining Spacey’s career and trying to exploit him for cash and recognition.

One hater wrote: “Except you were not assaulted.

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22:  Anthony Rapp and Shazad Latif attend "Star Trek: Discovery" panel during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)


“You experienced something teen girls face DAILY & you’re EXPLOITING it for Career Gain. Shame on you.”

Speaking to Attitude, Rapp said that he came forward about Spacey’s alleged sexual advances to make a difference.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actor Anthony Rapp attends the 29th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Awards)


“I did it to stand on the shoulders of all that I was witnessing around me,” he said.

“I was hopeful that sharing my story would have an impact.”

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Anthony Rapp at Entertainment Weekly's annual Comic-Con party in celebration of Comic-Con 2017 at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)


He continued: “There are so many different shades and degrees of this kind of behaviour and these kinds of situations, but the most insidious to me is when it’s an abuse of power.”

And the actor had a powerful message for other people in similar situations, referencing the #MeToo movement as he urged people to feel supported.

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“No matter what, I would urge anybody to stay safe, take care of themselves and each other and to get help and support when they need it,” he said.

“There is no such thing as truly being alone, which is what I hope this moment demonstrates – that there is strength in numbers.”