It comes after Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp spoke to Buzzfeed, alleging Spacey picked him up, put him on a bed, and laid on top of him at a party when Rapp was just 14 and Spacey was 26.
Spacey, 58, apologised via Twitter, saying he had “no recollection” of the event but that he was “beyond horrified” at Rapp’s allegations.
Then… he came out as gay.
Why? He said Rapp’s story had encouraged him to “address other things about his life” and he released a statement via Twitter saying, “I now choose to live as a gay man”.
It didn’t feel like that.
Many feel as though Spacey was ‘coming out’ to distract, perhaps even excuse, the allegation.
It’s a dangerous link. An unfair link. And certainly not one welcomed by the LGBTI community.