© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Actor Kevin Spacey walks exterior the Manhattan Federal Court docket throughout his intercourse abuse trial in New York, U.S., October 6, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photograph
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kevin Spacey’s lawyer on Tuesday challenged the reminiscence of Anthony Rapp, on the stand in U.S. courtroom to testify in his civil lawsuit in opposition to the Oscar-winning actor for making an undesirable sexual advance in 1986 when Rapp was 14.
Spacey, now 63, has denied Rapp’s accusations and sexual assault allegations by others. Throughout cross-examination on Tuesday, Spacey’s lawyer Jennifer Keller questioned Rapp about his account of the encounter, which Rapp stated happened in a bed room at Spacey’s Manhattan condominium throughout a celebration.
Keller stated in her opening assertion final week in Manhattan federal courtroom that Spacey, then 26, lived in a studio with out a separate bed room. Rapp, who starred within the Broadway musical “Lease,” stated on Tuesday that he recalled there being a bed room, however acknowledged that it was doable he was flawed.
“What you are saying is what you bear in mind and what’s true will be two fully various things,” Keller stated.
Keller additionally pressed Rapp – who was beginning out his personal Broadway profession on the time – about scenes within the play by which he was performing the place an older male character picked him up and laid down on prime of him. She has implied the scene resembles what Rapp accuses Spacey of doing to him.
When Keller requested him if he had grow to be “accustomed to the motion of getting a person crawl on prime of you,” Rapp replied, “To some extent, sure.”
Spacey gained Oscars for finest actor in “American Magnificence” and finest supporting actor in “The Common Suspects,” however his profession largely ended after greater than 20 males accused him of sexual misconduct.
Netflix (NASDAQ:) dropped him from its political drama collection “Home of Playing cards,” and Christopher Plummer changed him within the function of J. Paul Getty in “All of the Cash within the World” weeks earlier than the film’s scheduled launch.
Spacey faces a legal trial in London subsequent yr after pleading not responsible to 5 intercourse offense fees over alleged assaults between 2005 and 2013.