Kevin Spacey, center, leaves court, Monday, Oct. 17 (Yuki Iwamura/Associated Press) NEW YORK — An emotional Kevin Spacey testified in a New York courtroom Oct.
17 that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued for millions of dollars in damages, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14.
Repeatedly, Spacey denied Rapp’s claims that a then-26-year-old Spacey picked him up like a groom does a bride after a 1986 party at his Manhattan apartment and put him on his bed before lying on top of him.
Rapp testified earlier in a civil trial in which he accuses Spacey of assault and battery that he squirmed out from underneath an inebriated Spacey in the fully clothed encounter before fleeing, only to have Spacey follow him to the door and ask if he was sure he wanted to leave. “They are not true,” Spacey said of the allegations, first made in 2017 in an interview with Buzzfeed.