Kevin Spacey has been accused of making sexual advances on actor Anthony Rapp when he was a teenage boy in 1986. (Oct. 30)
Anthony Rapp, the Star Trek: Discovery actor who was first to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct, is sharing some of the hostile messages he’s received from people blaming him for the end of House of Cards.
Rapp, who says Spacey made sexual moves on him in his New York apartment in 1986 when Rapp was a 14-year-old stage actor, has said little in public since he told his story to BuzzFeed in October, setting off a rash of allegations from more than a dozen men who accused Spaced of sexual misconduct.
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On Nov. 3, a few days after Rapp’s Oct. 29 accusation, Spacey was fired by Netflix from House of Cards, the popular Washington-based drama on which he earned multiple Emmy nominations playing a malevolent U.S. president. Production of the sixth and final season of the show is now on hold, its plotline uncertain in the wake of Spacey’s forced departure.
On Thursday, Rapp began sharing some of the toxic messages he’s received on Twitter and Instagram, mixed in with many messages of support. The critical messages he posted accuse him of lying about Spacey and blame him for the fate of Cards.
One Twitter user, who goes by the handle Django Stiglitz, griped, “I think the Spacey story could have waited one season for us fans. How would you like if Star Trek gets ruined because someone there was a perv 30 years ago?”
An Instagram user calling himself DigableDude, even blamed Rapp for putting the other cast members and crew out of work.
“Season 6 of House of Cards has been suspended,” he wrote. “Real people are being affected by this accusation of 3 decades ago. Cast and crew, who now have to find new jobs to feed their families and pay bills. I hope this is what Mr. Rapp wanted.”
Others accused him of being an attention monger.
“I’m convinced you just want the attention,” Twitter user Wake+Bake wrote. “KevinSpaey was drunk and you just cost (sic) a lot of…