Man accuses Kevin Spacey of making unwanted advances

Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York

Netflix has now said it would end House of Cards, after its upcoming sixth and final season, although the streaming network said the decision was made before the BuzzFeed News report on Spacey last weekend.

The Academy Award-winning actor is the latest Hollywood figure to be named in widening allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in entertainment, media and other industries. He also claims Spacey would "squeez (e) whoever caught his attention" while at the bar in the theatre. Rapp, who was starring in a Broadway production at the time, attended the party, and said Spacey later found Rapp watching TV in a bedroom, placed him on the bed, and laid on top of him.

At the time, Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14.

But the apology has spectacularly backfired on Spacey who is now not only being heavily criticised for the wording of his public apology issued on Twitter but also accused of trying to "deflect" from the claims made against him by his sudden decision to come out as a gay man.

"I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor".

Spacey apologized hours later, saying he didn't remember the encounter and was "deeply horrified" by Rapp's story.

In this September 19, 2017 file photo, Anthony Rapp, cast member in 'Star Trek: Discovery, ' poses at the premiere of the new television series in Los Angeles.

"I never talked to anyone about it except for therapists".

In the wake of disturbing historical sexual harassment allegations made against Kevin Spacey, the streaming giant had originally revealed yesterday that the upcoming sixth season of 'House of Cards, which is now in the middle of production at the moment, will be its last episodes. I still feel what I felt then.

Spacey's woes began after he was accused by actor Anthony Rapp, 46, of sexual misconduct dating back to 1986.

When asked about how the encounter made him feel, John responded: 'I was uncomfortable at best, traumatised at worst'.

"Every time I tried to give him a drink he'd touch my hand in a weird way".

As part of his apology yesterday morning, Spacey had said: "As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women". But Sony's TriStar Pictures, which is handling the release, has not commented further on Spacey's involvement, and it's unclear whether he will do any press for the film.

He added, "I choose now to live as a gay man".

Christian Bale replaced Spacey's name in the version that aired on NBC in the United States. Spacey was not scheduled to be on set on Monday. "It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn't happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard", he said. At the time, Rapp was 14 years old and Spacey, according to Rapp, made a sexual advance toward him.

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