Kevin Spacey’s attorney accuses Anthony Rapp of “attention seeking.” The other party insists that the Hollywood star molested him when he was 14 years old.
It has been two years since the death of actor Anthony Rapp, 50. The civil movement vs. Kevin Spacey (63). By that time, allegations of abuse against the famous movie star had long occupied the headlines.
The trial began in New York on Thursday. Spacey came alone, while Rapp was accompanied by his fiancée, actor Ken Ethefull (36).
Rapper, best known for his role in the 2017 movie Star Trek: Discovery, claims Spacey molested him in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old. Then they both worked on Broadway in New York, and Spacey is said to have invited Rapper to a party at his apartment.
Rapp claims Spacey scratched him there, then put him on a bed and lay on top of him.
In her opening statement Thursday, Spacey’s attorney Jennifer Keeler said she believes the lawsuit is an attempt by Rapper to “make his name more famous” and the result of envy.
– And try to attract attention and sympathy. Keeler said he never became the global star that Kevin Spacey became, and he’s been boiling with rage this whole time, according to CNN.
diversewho is also discussing the trial, wrote that Rapp, according to Spacey’s attorney, “blames Spacey for all the bad moments in his life,” and that Rapp “is bitter over the lack of role offers.”
– Special desires
Peter Small, Rapper’s attorney, showed him a picture of what Rapp looked like at the time.
– What happened to Anthony should not have happened. Al-Sagheer said the incident involved a 14-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man.
Spacey added a sexual advance to 14-year-old Anthony to satisfy his own desires.
Raab is expected to testify in the case. So is former BuzzFeed journalist Adam Fary, who first wrote about Raab’s allegations.
CNN He writes that Spacey’s lawyers showed text messages in court, allegedly exchanged between Rapp and Fary, in which they allegedly agreed to “avoid excessive detailing to make it more difficult for Spacey to deny the events.”
There is also disagreement with Raab’s descriptions of the apartment.
spacey Posted in 2017 That he does not remember the events described by Raab, but “if this is true, I owe him a sincere apology for some very inappropriate behavior while intoxicated.”
She’s stormed Oscar-winning Spacey in recent years, and has been on and off court.
63 years old He was sentenced in August to pay more than NOK 300 million in compensation to MRC “House of Cards” production company for the alleged behind-the-scenes sexual assault of the Netflix drama.
Spacey is also accused of committing four assaults on three men between 2005 and 2013. He himself has denied his conviction. That trial is scheduled for June next year.
The anonymous plaintiff withdrew
Originally there was still a man Went to court in 2020 – With a rap. The man never came forward with his name publicly, but claimed in the lawsuit that he was 14 years old when Spacey molested him.
The anonymous plaintiff claimed over NOK 300 million in damages, but ended up to withdraw the suit. The judge asked the person concerned He had to give his full name In court – something the plaintiff does not want.
The judge justified the decision to request full names, saying the attorney general’s need for anonymity did not outweigh the benefits of open court proceedings and “the bias that Spacey’s defense might be exposed to through anonymity.”
spacey It has several roles After a series of allegations of abuse began to surface in 2017 – in the wake of the Metoo movement. Shortly after the first accusations were made, the actor chose to come forward gay.
Flashback to 2014, when Spacey hosted the Nobel gala in Oslo:
“Infuriatingly humble web fan. Writer. Alcohol geek. Passionate explorer. Evil problem solver. Incurable zombie expert.”