Disgraced Hollywood star Kevin Spacey was just hit with bad news, as actor Anthony Rapp and another unnamed man are suing him for sexual assault for separate incidents that allegedly occurred when they were each just 14.
Page Six reported that Rapp, known for starring in “Star Trek: Discovery,” first came forward with his claims against Spacey in 2017. In his lawsuit filed today, Rapp claimed that he met Spacey back in 1986 while performing in the Broadway play “Precious Sons.” He alleged that Spacey invited him to a party at his Manhattan apartment when he was only 14 years-old.
Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit claims that at this party, Spacey “intentionally and voluntarily and without plaintiff’s consent engaged in an unwanted sexual advance with a 14 year old and grabbed then infant plaintiff, Anthony Rapp’s, buttocks, lifted him onto a bed and laid on plaintiff’s body.”
The court papers go on to say that Rapp managed to flee to the bathroom a few minutes later. As he attempted to head for the exit, Spacey “tried to persuade plaintiff to stay but plaintiff refused and quickly left the defendant’s apartment.”
The second victim only identified himself by the initials C.D., and he claimed in his lawsuit that he met Spacey when he was 12 during an acting class that the Hollywood star was teaching in Westchester County in 1981. Court documents allege that two years later, Spacey invited the victim to his apartment in New York City, where he “engaged in sexual acts with plaintiff, C.D., while the plaintiff was 14 years old, including … the infant plaintiff performing anal intercourse on defendant Spacey and oral sex.”
The lawsuit went on to claim that Spacey continued these sexual encounters “on different occasions.” In the final sexual encounter between them, Spacey allegedly “attempted to anally sodomize the plaintiff, C.D.” Though C.D. protested repeatedly, Spacey persisted until the boy “was able to free himself … and fled the defendant’s apartment,” according to court documents.
Rapp and C.D. are claiming that they suffered emotional damage from the encounters, and they are each seeking unspecified damages. They were able to file their cases thanks to New York’s Child Victims Act, which allows victims of childhood abuse to bring lawsuits that would normally have passed outside of the statute of limitations.
“We are really dealing with a pedophile,” said plaintiff lawyer Ben Rubinowitz. “Kevin Spacey knew what he was doing. His conduct was designed to lure children into improper sexual conduct.”
“What Spacey did to C.D., it really was attempted rape,” added Rubinowitz’s partner on the case, Peter Saghir. “The conduct is beyond the pale, it’s egregious.”
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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