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The longtime movie, TV and Broadway actor, who’s 46 and openly gay, went public with the alleged incident in a BuzzFeed article published Sunday, just hours before Spacey apologized and came out as a gay man.
“I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out, to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me,” the actor said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time.”
“My memory was that I thought, ‘Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home,’” Rapp told BuzzFeed. Spacey, he said, “sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk … He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me.”
Rapp previously shared this story with The Advocate in 2001 but declined to name Spacey at the time. He tweeted Sunday that he decided to identify Spacey because of people who have come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment following the allegations made against Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein. (A spokesperson for the producer said, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”)