Actor Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey for alleged sexual assault

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By Tina Sanders

Actor Anthony Rapp and one other man are suing disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, claiming he sexually assaulted them in separate incidents once they have been each simply 14, new courtroom papers present.

Rapp, of “Star Trek: Discovery” fame, first got here ahead along with his claims in 2017, alleging that Spacey made undesirable sexual advances towards him when he was 14. Rapp stated within the lawsuit filed Wednesday that he met the since-ousted “Home of Playing cards” actor in 1986 whereas performing within the Broadway play “Treasured Sons” and that Spacey invited him to a celebration at his Manhattan pad throughout that interval.

On the celebration, Spacey “deliberately and voluntarily and with out plaintiff’s consent engaged in an undesirable sexual advance with a 14 yr outdated and grabbed then toddler plaintiff, Anthony Rapp’s, buttocks, lifted him onto a mattress and laid on plaintiff’s physique,” the Manhattan Supreme Courtroom lawsuit fees.

Rapp ran in worry to the lavatory and after a couple of minutes, headed for the door earlier than Spacey “tried to steer plaintiff to remain however plaintiff refused and rapidly left the defendant’s residence,” the courtroom papers declare.

One other sufferer, recognized solely as C.D. within the lawsuit, says he met Spacey when he was simply 12 throughout an performing class that Spacey was instructing in Westchester County in 1981.

Two years later, Spacey invited the sufferer to his residence, the place he “engaged in sexual acts with plaintiff, C.D., whereas the plaintiff was 14 years outdated, together with … the toddler plaintiff performing anal intercourse on defendant Spacey and oral intercourse,” the courtroom paperwork allege.

Spacey continued these sexual encounters “on totally different events,” the courtroom papers declare.

Of their final encounter, Spacey allegedly “tried to anally sodomize the plaintiff, C.D.” And regardless of the boy’s a number of protests, Spacey stored up his pursuit till the boy “was capable of free himself … and fled the defendant’s residence,” the swimsuit alleges.

Each Rapp and C.D. — who’re suing for unspecified damages — declare they endured emotional harm from the encounters. The accusers introduced their instances beneath New York’s Little one Victims Act, which permits victims of childhood abuse to deliver lawsuits that may usually have handed exterior of the statute of limitations.

Spacey confronted a since-dropped felony case in Massachusetts for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old busboy in July 2016. Prosecutors dropped the case because the sufferer refused to talk in courtroom. The actor additionally settled a sexual assault lawsuit introduced by an nameless therapeutic massage therapist who died final yr.

“We’re actually coping with a pedophile,” plaintiff lawyer Ben Rubinowitz stated. “Kevin Spacey knew what he was doing. His conduct was designed to lure youngsters into improper sexual conduct.”

“What Spacey did to C.D., it actually was tried rape,” stated Rubinowitz’s associate on the case, Peter Saghir. “The conduct is past the pale, it’s egregious.” Spacey’s lawyer and rep individually didn’t instantly return requests for remark.

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