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Hollywood homophobia complicates Spacey scandal

Netflix cut ties with Kevin Spacey after four men accused him of sexual assault and harassment. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

November 7, 2017

Coming out as gay can be a struggle. The experience can be even harder if you’re 14 years old, the victim of a sexual assault — and in the film industry. This is exactly the unfortunate situation actor Anthony Rapp faced in 1986 when, after attending Kevin Spacey’s party in Manhattan, the 26...

Editorial: Spacey’s coming out wrongly reinforces negative stereotypes

Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him when he was 14. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 31, 2017

The wave of sexual assault allegations that have roiled Hollywood in the wake of revelations earlier this month about producer Harvey Weinstein dragged down another celebrity this weekend, but this time the accusation came with a twist. According to actor Anthony Rapp, Kevin Spacey, the actor famous for his roles in...

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