Kevin Spacey is facing backlash from Hollywood and beyond after he used a public apology for allegedly making a sexual advance on "Star Trek" actor Anthony Rapp, who claims he was just 14 at the time, to announce he's living life as a gay man.
"Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it's your turn to cry, that's why we've gotta say goodbye," Rose McGowan tweeted.
Rapp told Buzzfeed in an article published Sunday that Spacey befriended him in the late '80s while they were both performing on Broadway. The actor recalled Spacey inviting him to a party at his apartment, putting him on his bed, climbing on top of him and trying to molest him before Rapp was able to push him off and leave.
"I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I'm beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years," Spacey said in a statement he released on Twitter Sunday night.
"This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life," the actor continued. "I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior."
Rapp's allegation against Spacey -- a two-time Oscar winner whose career is still booming thanks to Netflix's "House of Cards" -- comes in wake of numerous allegations from women, including many famous actresses, that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them throughout his decades of success in Hollywood. Weinstein has denied the accusations.