Anthony sues Kevin on sex assault allegation
Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey by accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens.
Rapp, who starred in 'Rent on Broadway' and in 'Star Trek: Discovery' on TV, had first spoken out against the 'Oscar' winning veteran actor in 2017, a decision that led to others speaking up and Spacey's up-to-then celebrated career coming to an abrupt end.
In the lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Rapp detailed what he has said publicly about Spacey, that the older actor made a sexual advance to him when a teenage Rapp attended a party.
When Rapp first made the accusation, Spacey issued a statement by saying that he did not remember the encounter, but later apologised.
The other plaintiff, who goes by the initials C D, said that he met Spacey as a teenager while taking an acting class and that Spacey invited him to his apartment on multiple occasions and engaged in sexual acts with him. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff said Spacey attempted to assault him sexually on his final visit.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. An email seeking comment was sent to Spacey's attorney.
Since the allegations started emerging, Spacey has been embroiled in other legal cases.