Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who was tried on charges of sexually assaulting 14-year-old Anthony Rapp in the 1980s, told the unknown about his childhood, saying, “I have never talked about this until today.”
Oscar-winning famous actor Kevin Spacey is on trial for sexually abusing 14-year-old Anthony Rapp in the 1980s. There have been important developments in the sexual assault case of the former House of Cards star.
In the ongoing trial in New York yesterday, Spacey defended herself on the sexual assault charges.
Taking the stand in court to make his defense, Spacey denied the allegation that he had misconducted 51-year-old American actor Anthony Rapp, who is currently starring in Star Trek: Discovery.
Rapp was 14 when he accused Spacey of sexual abuse. Spacey also denied similar allegations made by former film coordinator Andre Holzman, which he claimed were made in the 1980s.
“My FATHER WAS A NEO-NAZI”
Spacey unexpectedly recounted his own childhood and family in court. She explained that she was subjected to racist and violent behavior by her family.
“My father was a white supremacist and neo-Nazi,” the American actor said, adding that he and his brother grew up exposed to the racist, violent and right-wing beliefs of their parents.
“I’ve never talked about this in public,” said Spacey. “My dad used to yell at me thinking I might be gay. “He would use a very derogatory word of profanity for the gay community,” he said.
Spacey’s sexual misconduct lawsuit continues. Spacey had previously responded to Rapp’s claim on Twitter, stating that he did not remember the incident and apologized for “extremely inappropriate drunken behavior”.
Spacey previously denied sexual assault charges against three men in the UK between 2005 and 2013, and in 2019 the misconduct and sexual assault charges against him were dropped by a Massachusetts court.