Speaking to New York magazine as reported on Vulture.com, a 48-year-old man alleged that Kevin Spacey attempted to rape him when Spacey was 25 and he was 15.
The man claims that he met Spacey in 1981, when Spacey served as a guest teacher at a weekend acting class the man took in Westchester County when he was 12. They met in line at Shakespeare in the Park in 1983, when the man was 14 years old; Spacey gave him his phone number, and the two started to be sexually active.
The man said he came out to his parents when he was 13. His cousin had sexually abused his older brother when the brother was 11 and the cousin was 17 or 18; despite his mother’s warnings to keep away from her younger son, the cousin and the man in question started sleeping together.
The man admitted that when Spacey came on to him when he was 14, “I felt like I’d won the lottery.” He continued:
So now I’m 15. He was in a different apartment, also on the Upper West Side, and I called him from a pay phone, like you used to do, and said, “I’m close by. Can I see you?” I had like 15 minutes before I had to meet my parents and some family friends for dinner.
He told me to come over, and I went to the apartment. And I thought we were going to kiss and tell each other we loved each other and I was going to go. But he wanted to have sex, and this time he wanted to **** me, which had never happened to me before … He just did. I guess he must have come up behind me and yanked down my baggy jeans, and he goes to **** me and I’m like, “No, I don’t want to.” And he pushes hard, and grabs me, and starts shoving up against my *******, and it hurts …. I again tell him no, and he tries again. I am strong enough, thank God, both somewhere in my brain and in my body, to get him off of me.
I’m sturdy, thankfully. I throw him off of me and I run crying down the stairs and out into the street and then suck it all up and go have dinner.
The man said:
He is a pedophile. When you look at his statement, you realize also he’s profoundly narcissistic. He thinks this is about being caught that he’s gay. And then he is spinning it, right? “Oh, people like gays now. So I’ll throw them that. I’ll say I’m gay and I will betray my whole community and do something else that conflates pedophilia with male homosexuality.” That’s great. Thank you for that. And that was probably the thing that made me want to talk more than anything else. How repulsive that was.
He added, “What he left me with, more than what he took from me, was a sense that I deserved this. And that’s the knot I’m still untangling. “