Trouble for the famous actor Kevin Spacey. The latter is accused of flirting with John Barroëman, then 19, and taking him to his apartment, where the pair were lying in bed together. This is what he declared in court.
Barrowman, 55, met the Hollywood star in 1986 and fellow actor Anthony Rapp, who was 14 at the time.
Rapp, 50, is suing Spacey and accusing him of assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Meanwhile, Spacey has denied any allegations. According to the 63-year-old, Spacey took the two high school friends to dinner and later to a club after meeting them backstage at a theater. The court was told the encounter took place before another alleged incident in which Rapp claims she was the victim of an “unwanted sexual advance” by Spacey at a party. Spacey’s lawyer, Jennifer Keller, said that “nothing inappropriate” had happened and that her client’s attention was focused solely on Barrowman.
Meanwhile, Rapp disputes this. On the witness stand, when asked if he saw himself “as a label” during the evening, he answered “no”. Keller told the court that Spacey “had not offered her alcohol” and the two had never been alone together, which Rapp acknowledged. Keller also cited an undisclosed portion of Barrowman’s statement in which he stated that he and Spacey had been in bed but had not engaged in any sexual activity due to Rapp’s presence.
Meanwhile, Rapp testified that he and Barrowman immediately went home after visiting The Limelight club in New York. “I don’t dispute his story. I just don’t remember,” Rapp said during questioning.
Barrowman has played leading roles in the West End and Broadway and starred in Doctor Who and Torchwood on the BBC, as well as being a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical talent shows and ITV’s Dancing on Ice. Rapp went on to star in Rent on Broadway and the television series Star Trek: Discovery. Rapp first accused Spacey in 2017, prompting the actor to be dropped from his starring role in the Netflix political thriller House of Cards.
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