Actor Kevin Spacey comes out as gay following misconduct allegations

American actor Kevin Spacey has revealed he “chooses now to live as a gay man.”

Spacey made the disclosure in an official statement posted to his Twitter account today.

It comes after fellow actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making advances on him at a party in 1986 when Rapp was 14-years-old.


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In the statement, Spacey said he “does not remember the encounter”, but if he did do what Rapp describes, then he owes him the “sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour.”

The 58-year-old continued by saying that he has “loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout [his] life and chooses now to live as a gay man.”

“I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior,” the actor wrote.

You can read the full statement below: