Anthony Rapp Responds to NY Court’s Dismissal; He Is ‘Deeply Grateful’ to Have His Case Heard


Anthony Rapp has responded to the decision in his case towards Kevin Spacey on Thursday, October 20, 2022, which concluded that the Star Trek: Discovery actor hadn’t proved his claims. The former Broadway star took to Twitter to say that he was “deeply grateful for the chance” to have his case heard.

After a partial dismissal a number of days in the past, on Thursday, October 20, a New York jury determined in favor of Kevin Spacey, discovering that the American Beauty actor didn’t sexually abuse Rapp, who was 14 on the time, whereas each of them the place actors on Broadway. The civil court docket verdict was handed down after jurors on the federal court docket in New York spent lower than an hour deciding that Rapp hadn’t confirmed his allegations towards Spacey.


In response to the jurors’ resolution, the Rent actor took to Twitter to make an announcement, saying, “I’m deeply grateful for the chance to have my case heard earlier than a jury, and I feel the members of the jury for his or her service.”

Rapp continues, “Bringing this lawsuit was at all times about shining a lightweight, as a part of the bigger motion to face up towards all types of sexual violence. I pledge to maintain on advocating for efforts to make sure that we will reside and work in a world that’s free from sexual violence of any variety. I sincerely hope that survivors proceed to inform their tales and battle for accountability.”

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Fans Send Anthony Rapp Support After Kevin Spacey Verdict

According to AP News, in the course of the trial, Rapp testified that “Spacey had invited him to his condominium for a celebration, then approached him in a bed room after the opposite visitors left. He stated the actor, then 26, picked him up and briefly laid on high of him on a mattress.” The actor then testified that he “wriggled away and fled as an inebriated Spacey requested if he was certain he wished to depart.”

In response to the case’s verdict in favor of Spacey, Rapp’s followers and co-stars took to Twitter to share their help. For instance, Star Trek: Prodigy voice actor Bonnie Gordon responded to the put up saying, “Your bravery will encourage so many to return ahead with their very own tales. Thank you for being such a voice of fine and power on this world.”

Forbes reporter and epic Trekkie, Dawn Ennis additionally shared her help, saying, “As a fellow sufferer of teenage sexual abuse by an older man, again once I was 13, I’m so grateful that you simply stood up, and did the suitable factor. I’m unhappy and offended that his attorneys put you thru a lot ache, yet again. I imagine you, and hope you’re surrounded by love.”


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