Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual harassment by his junior actor Anthony Rapp in 2017. According to him, the event took place back in 1986 when he was too naive and vulnerable.

Anthony Rapp is a popular American actor who took years to bring out his abuse story in front of the world. Even though, his guts have been acknowledged the legal battle is going equally tough. 

Let's get into the details of the case development between Anthony Rapp and Kevin Spacey.

Anthony Rapp Has Put Assault Allegations Against Kevin Spacey 

Kevin Spacey has requested a judge to dismiss Anthony Rapp's sex assault claim against him.

The actor responded through his attorneys on Friday (8 April) that the allegations in Rapp's lawsuit — in which he says Spacey molested him at a party in 1986 when he was a teenager are false.

According to documents filed in federal court in Manhattan, Spacey's attorneys claim that the incident Rapp recounted never happened.

Rapp, 50, made his allegation public for the first time in 2017.

He said that in 1986, he attended a party at Spacey's Manhattan residence when the then 26-year-old Spacey "engaged in a sexual approach" and got on top of Rapp on a bed without his consent. Rapp was just 14 years old at the time.

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Anthony Rapp And Kevin Spacey's Relationship

Rapp, who has featured in Broadway's Rent and on TV's Star Trek: Discovery, alleged that he attended a party at Spacey's Manhattan house in 1986 when he was 14 years old. He said that a 26-year-old Spacey engaged in a sexual approach by grasping Rapp's buttocks and pulling him onto a bed before resting on his body.

Before leaving the gathering, Rapp said he "had to remove himself."

Rapp was simply able to disengage himself from the interaction, which lasted less than 30 seconds and had only momentary touch with an intimate body area, according to Spacey's attorneys.

They argued that Spacey's hand-making touch with Rapp's buttocks was not for sexual enjoyment or to demean or mistreat Rapp.

Is Anthony Rapp Married?

Anthony Rapp is not married but is engaged to his fiancee Ken Ithiphol. They exchanged the rings in the year 2019 and have been stronger with each passing year. She is a certified yoga instructor along with a social researcher. 

Rapp and Ithipol had been dating since 2016.