Anthony Rapp Breaks Silence on Kevin Spacey to Call Out Harassers

Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp is calling out his trolls.

The Star Trek: Discovery actor has tweeted out some of the messages of hate he has received, since coming forward with an accusation of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey.

"I’ve decided I want to share some of them because these people need to be outed for their harassment," Rapp tweeted.

In an October interview with BuzzFeed News, Rapp said that when he was 14 and Spacey was 26 in 1986, the older actor attempted to “seduce” him at the conclusion of a party in his New York home. Since then, dozens of accusers have come forward against Spacey.

Rapp's act was hailed as heroic by many. But he has also become a target for trolls on social media, who have called him an "opportunist" and other expletives for coming forward with his story. The tweets, which Rapp said just "boggle my mind," blame the Star Trek star for ruining Spacey's career and cast doubt on his account.

While sharing this hate, Rapp also clarified its effect on him.

"1, I do not believe these trolls and harassers are right. 2, their words do not sting deeply, but they do wound slightly. 3, I have gotten so many more positive messages than negative," he stated on Twitter.

"Thank you to all of you who have been expressing support and solidarity," he said to his supporters. "Your kindness is felt and much appreciated. And I have experienced such support far more than I have experienced negativity."

See some of the hate directed at Rapp below.

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