"To Kevin Spacey I want to say this: Shame on you for what you did to my son".
It's true that there's great value in profiling complex and unethical people and-at their best-these profiles can encourage empathy (not always sympathy, mind you) and a better understanding of the capabilities and failings of the human character. GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis criticized Spacey's statement tweeting, "Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault", she continued saying, "This isn't a coming out story about Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp & those who speak out about unwanted sexual advances". She claimed the House of Cards actor bought her son "drink after drink" before allegedly reaching down the teen's trousers and grabbing his genitals, according to Buzzfeed News.
"Whether he was over 21 or not, Kevin Spacey had no right to sexually assault him", she said.
Spacey, who was aged 26 at the time, allegedly invited Rapp to his apartment for a party in 1986.
Even before those allegations surfaced, Unruh said in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal last month that Spacey had assaulted someone close to her. "Thanks to the courageous women who have come forward with their accusations against Harvey Weinstein and other sexual abusers".
More than two weeks later, after several other allegations against Spacey were made public, Unruh tweeted, ' The dominoes are falling. "Spacey absolutely denies the allegations". Last week, a representative for the actor confirmed he was seeking treatment. "I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one". "No other information will be available at this time".
The 58-year-old "House of Cards" star had previously recorded a segment for the special that will celebrate "The Carol Burnett" show. Netflix says the now filming sixth season will be the last. The company also scuttled its Gore Vidal biopic, with Spacey starring as the author.
Since then, numerous men have come forward to say that Spacey harassed or assaulted him, including men on the set of Spacey's hit Neflix show "House of Cards". "MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus".
The writer also compared Spacey to the Dalai Lama, who likely "has done something he's ashamed of".