Anthony Rapp dropped a bombshell last year when he went public with his accusations against Kevin Spacey, alleging the former “House of Cards” star attempted “to get with me sexually” when Rapp was just 14 years old.
Rapp appears on Friday’s edition of “The Talk”, marking his first television interview since his allegations sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood. Rapp’s story led to numerous others coming forward to share their allegations Spacey’s predatory sexual behaviour, resulting in the actor’s firing from Netflix drama “House of Cards” and being cut completely from Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World”, his scenes reshot with Christopher Plummer in his role at great expense.
In this sneak peek from his interview on “The Talk” — which airs Friday at 2 p.m. ET/PT on Global — the “Star Trek: Discovery” star candidly discusses why he felt it was important to come forward and tell the story he’s been living with for decades.
“I could only tell my story, but I knew there were more stories. So I was just hopeful that coming forward, it would encourage other people to tell the truth,” says the 46-year-old actor.
“I knew it was a risky thing, I knew that he was very popular, and certainly a respected actor, but at the same time I knew I was trying to protect people,” he adds. “And I was incredibly gratified by the enormous wave of support.”
You can catch Rapp’s entire interview on Friday’s edition of “The Talk”, airing weekdays at 2 p.m. ET/PT on Global; you can also watch full episodes online.