The New York Daily News reports:
GLAAD called out Kevin Spacey for using his coming out as a way to distract from damning sexual assault allegations. Spacey, 58, announced on Twitter Sunday that he was choosing “to live as a gay man” in the same statement he used to apologize to actor Anthony Rapp for an alleged encounter when Rapp was just 14.
Sarah Kate Ellis – the LGBTQ advocacy organization’s president and CEO – did not mince words when it came to how she felt about Spacey’s decision to combine his apology with the shocking revelation of his sexuality.
“Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault,” she wrote on Twitter. “This isn’t a coming out story about Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp & those who speak out about unwanted sexual advances. The media and public should not gloss over that.”
Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 30, 2017
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017