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Anthony Rapp Will Put Actors Who Work With Bryan Singer 'On Blast'

ANTHONY RAPP

The actor who came forward with allegations of having been assaulted by Kevin Spacey, says that no one in Hollywood should choose to work with a "predator."

Red Sonja producer Avi Lerner announced earlier this week that he would continue to work with director/accused sexual predator Bryan Singer on that movie despite the allegations. Now, Anthony Rapp, the actor whose accusations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey opened the floodgates for dozens of Spacey's survivors to come forward, has tweeted that any actor who works on Red Sonja in light of the allegations against Singer will be called out.

Dovetailing with Lerner's doubling down on working with Singer, GLAAD announced that it purposefully did not nominate the blockbuster Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsodyin light of accusations against Singer. GLAAD "stands with survivors of sexual assault," the organization wrote in a statement that was released Thursday ahead of Friday's GLAAD nominations announcement. Singer was fired from the production a few weeks before it wrapped, but his name is still attached.

Lerner took a different approach to The Atlantic's piece that exposed years of Singer's alleged serial predation and instead stood by the X-Men director.

"I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached," Lerner said in a statement. "The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen."

During the height of the #MeToo accusations in late 2017, Rapp (Rent, Star Trek: Discovery) spoke openly about Spacey preying on him when he was 14 and the Oscar winner was 24. In the weeks after Rapp told his story, dozens of other men accused Spacey of sexual harassment or assault. Rapp went on to become an outspoken advocate for survivors of sexual assault.

Following his initial tweet about putting actors who work on Red Sonja "on blast," Rapp added that all those in the industry who choose to work with Singer will be held accountable.

He also said that he is not leading a "stain campaign" against Bohemian Rhapsody and that his tweet applies to those who choose to work with Singer moving forward now that the allegations are widely known.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.