In the statement, Kevin claimed that he didn’t remember what happened during the encounter. Clearly a dismissal. “But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been inappropriate drunken behavior,” he wrote. A few lines later, he came out as gay.
It’s also important to note that Kevin’s coming-out announcement is clearly meant to derail the conversation that he’s guilty of two things: sexual assault and pedophilia. To quote Esquire, “he uses his sexuality in an attempt to soften the blow of the Rapp’s claims that the older actor sexually assaulted him when he was a teenager.”
Kevin may be “speaking his truth” by choosing to live the rest of his days as a gay man. But it’s saddening to see him use it in this way. It’s a classic abusive move to silence the victim in any way possible to save themselves.
If Kevin Spacey wants to be a truthful man, he can start by not lying to himself and everyone else about his mistakes