A Hollywood star is in hot water over his response to sexual assault allegations.
Actor Anthony Rapp says "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey made unwanted sexual advances on him more than 30 years ago.
Rapp, who was 14-years-old at the time, says Spacey led him into a bedroom after a party, picked him up, laid down on top of him and tried to seduce him.
In a statement, the two-time Oscar winner said he did not remember the incident.
"If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology," Spacey wrote on Twitter.
And then he added this ball drop. Seemingly as a way to deflect from Rapp's story, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose to now live as a gay man.'
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Now the actor is getting slammed on social media for his timing.
One user wrote, "why inject your own sexuality into an attempted rape of a 14-year-old? What does pedophilia have to do with being gay? Nothing."
Dear Kevin Spacey, why inject your own sexualty into an attempted rape of a 14-yr-old? What does pedophilia have to do w/being gay? NOTHING.
— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) October 30, 2017
Another user said, "coming out and sexual assault are two different things. Coming out is an authentic recognition of one's true self. Sexual assault is a crime."
Dear Kevin Spacey,
Coming out and sexual assault are two different things.
Coming out is an authentic recognition of one’s true self. Sexual assault is a crime.
Stop conflating them.
- LGBTQ Community
— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈 🗽 (@ProudResister) October 30, 2017
Comedian Billy Eichner said, "Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out."
Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 30, 2017
Netflix was supposed to start filming a new season of "House of Cards" by the end of this month. Today the company announced the sixth season will be the last.