Anthony Rapp has taken the stand.
The RentActor testified at the Oct. 11 hearing Kevin SpaceyThe sexual misconduct trial in which he defended the actor against allegations of him making sexual abuse, was per NBC News.
Rapp, then 14, accused Spacey of being inappropriate sexually around him in 2017. Rapp’s lawyer claimed that Spacey was moved to bring the claim to a hearing in 2022. BuzzFeed News reporter after Rapp was exposed to an article where Lupita Nyong’o made a sexual harassment allegation against Harvey Weinstein. Harvey denies all allegations of misconduct.
Spacey’s lawyers provided a screenshot of a text conversation between Rapp, Spacey and a BuzzFeed News reporter, which, as NBC News reports, seemingly revealed that Rapp had come forward with this allegation on Oct. 11 2017, eight days before the piece involving Nyong’o and Weinstein was published on Oct. 19, 2017.
According to NBC News Rapp wrote the following text message chain. “I am wanting to speak out about someone else very powerful in the industry.”