Gay Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto has released a twitter statement blasting Kevin Spacey for attempting to deflate sexual misconduct allegations against him by coming out as gay. Spacey came out Sunday after Rent actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making unwanted sexual advances in the mid-’80s when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26.
Here is Quinto’s twitter post:
“It is deeply sad and troubling that this is how Kevin Spacey has chosen to come out. Not by standing up as a point of pride — in the light of all his many awards and accomplishments — thus inspiring tens of thousands of struggling LGBTQ kids around the world. But as a calculated manipulation to deflect attention from the very serious accusation that he attempted to molest one.”
“I am sorry to hear of Anthony Rapp’s experience and subsequent suffering. And I am sorry that Kevin only saw fit to acknowledge his truth when he though it would serve him — just as his denial served him for so many years.”
“May Anthony Rapp’s voice be the one which is amplified here. Victim’s voices are the ones that deserve to be heard.”