Kevin Spacey Provokes Furious Backlash By Coming Out as Gay in Sexual Assault Apology Statement

The Oscar-winning actor made the controversial statement on Sunday after being accused of making a sexual advance on a 14-year-old Anthony Rapp.

Kevin Spacey's world was turned upside down Sunday after Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp accused the double Oscar winner of making a sexual advance on him when he was 14, as reported by Buzzfeed News.

Spacey, 58, responded to the allegation in a statement on his personal Twitter account. In the statement, Spacey apologized to Rapp and wrote that he had no recollection of the incident, but described it as "what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."

Spacey used the rest of the statement to come out as gay, writing that he's had romantic relationships with both men and women, and that he's now choosing "to live as a gay man." 

Twitter reacted with fury at the notion that Spacey would try to deflect an allegation of sexual misconduct with news about his sexuality.