Spacey, who claimed not to remember the incident, said that if he did do what Rapp has alleged then he owes him the “sincerest apology” for his “inappropriate” behavior.
Rapp described Spacey climbing on top of him on a bed at a party in 1986 before he was ultimately able to get away and leave the room.
Spacey also took the opportunity to address the rumors about his sexuality, revealing for the first time publicly that he
“chooses to live as a gay man.”
In a 2010 interview, Spacey declined to specify his sexual orientation, saying,
“No one’s personal life is in the public interest. It’s gossip, bottom line.”
Not to make light of anyone’s coming out, but we’ve all known for a LONG time and choosing to come out when accused of sexual misconduct looks like deflection. But it must feel better to be out now, and to apologize –although, it doesn’t excuse the bad behavior.
(Photo, Pacific Coast News; via Daily Beast)