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On the Lot: Ending Hollywood's systemic sexual harassment




After a fellow actor made allegations against him, Kevin Spacey says,
After a fellow actor made allegations against him, Kevin Spacey says, "if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."
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It's been almost five weeks since the Harvey Weinstein fallout started. But the saga continues.

Over the weekend, Kevin Spacey was the latest to be outed for sexual misconduct. The allegation comes from Anthony Rapp, an actor known for Broadway productions like "Rent" and who is currently starring in "Star Trek: Discovery." Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan explained:

"Rapp recounts an incident from 1986, when he was 14 years old. He said that Kevin Spacey, who was then in his late 20's and was also appearing in a Broadway show at the same time, invited Rapp to his apartment in Manhattan and made a sexual advance on him."

Since the story broke over the weekend, Spacey has responded on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/KevinSpacey/status/924848412842971136

As more of these stories of sexual harassment and assault continue to be made public, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other industry groups such as the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Guild are mobilizing. The Academy is creating a code of conduct, while the guilds are trying to come up with a system for dealing with these types of complaints.

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