Anthony Rapp has had a lot of time to reflect on his #MeToo accusations against Kevin Spacey.
The “Stark Trek: Discovery” star’s misconduct allegations against the “House of Cards” actor last year made major headlines and landed Spacey in a lot of hot water.
Rapp, 46, opened up to Buzzfeed in a new interview about the last 365 days. “We all felt like nothing could ever touch these people, nothing could ever impact their behaviour, because we were powerless,” he said. “It really felt that way. You couldn’t even think about any other way. It was not available to us.”
The controversy surrounding Spacey resulted in his departure from “House of Cards” and arguably cut the show’s run short. “When I saw that headline, I was upset and sad,” Rapp expressed. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is an unintended consequence.’ I felt bad for the hundreds of people who were working on the show.”
He also revealed the one condition it would take for him to sit down face-to-face with Spacey: “I wouldn’t rule that out. I would need him to fully own what he did. Not just to me, but to so many people.”
Rapp is one of a handful of men — including Terry Crews and Brendan Fraser — to come forward as sexual misconduct victims. Nevertheless, he does not want to interject himself into the primarily female-driven narrative of #MeToo and Time’s Up.
“I don’t want to insert myself into that conversation without being asked,” he said. “So much of that is fueled by the endemic power dynamics that have negatively affected women for so long.”
“I’m not saying there aren’t any power dynamics that negatively affect men as well,” Rapp concluded. “But it touches on things that I think would more naturally drive women to come together to try to help shore themselves up against the weight of history.”