Two people file lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey over sexual assaults
One of the plaintiffs, actor Anthony Rapp, first spoke up against Spacey in 2017, which led to others speaking up.
Actor Anthony Rapp and another plaintiff filed a lawsuit on Wednesday (Sep 9) against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens.
Rapp had first spoken out against Spacey 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 saying he didn't remember the encounter but apologised.
The other plaintiff, who goes by the initials CD, said he met Spacey as a teen taking an acting class, and 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.
An email seeking comment was sent to Spacey's attorney.
Since the allegations started coming out, Spacey has been embroiled in other legal cases. Last October, prosecutors in Los Angeles rejected a sexual battery case because the accuser had died.
In July, prosecutors in Massachusetts dropped a case after the 18-year-old man who accused Spacey of groping him refused to testify.