Kevin Spacey apologizes after allegation of decades-old attack, says he is gay

Actor Kevin Spacey issued a statement of apology after actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey made aggressive, unwanted advances upon him as a teenager.

Spacey stars in the Netflix hit "House of Cards," Spacey stars in the Netflix hit “House of Cards,” now filming its sixth and final season . In a statement Netflix officials say they're “deeply troubled" by the allegations, met with the show's cast and crew to make sure everyone feels "safe and supported" and noted that Spacey's not on set at the moment.

Spacey's long list of credits also includes Atlanta-filmed action movie "Baby Driver," which hit theaters this summer, and the 1997 film adaptation of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," filmed in and set in Savannah.

Spacey was 26 at the time of the alleged incident. Rapp, a star of the "Star Trek: Discovery" series and Broadway and film versions of "Rent," was 14. He  detailed the allegations to BuzzFeed News.

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Spacey, 58, said in a statement posted via social media he does not have any memory of what Rapp alleges happened more than 30 years ago but did not deny it.

"If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior," Spacey wrote.  "This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are other stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy," he continued. He also acknowledged for the first time publicly that "I now choose to live as a gay man."

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The allegations and apology follow revelations stemming from The New York Times and New Yorker's explosive reports detailing allegations numerous women, including actresses Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow, made against Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein .

Here's the reaction Spacey's statement has sparked:

Rapp says he won't be commenting further for the moment:

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Jennifer Brett
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