In less than a month, Kevin Spacey has gone from one of the most respected actors in Hollywood to one of the most frowned upon.
As you’ve likely heard, the House of Cards star is under fire for a slew of sexual harassment allegations from all corners of his career—Netflix, movies and even a non-profit theater he directed for more than 10 years. He’s been dropped by his talent agency and his publicist, and he won’t see the conclusion of some of his biggest roles.
Spacey’s Criticized Response: Taking to Twitter the night of the Buzzfeed article, the House of Cards actor responded to Rapp’s story with an apology and chalked the incident up to “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” that he did not remember. He also took the moment to come out as gay—a statement that quickly came under fire and was perceived as entirely unfair to the gay community.
Spacey Enters Treatment: The Oscar winner entered treatment less than three days after Rapp’s story was published. His rep, Staci Wolfe, released the following statement to E! News: “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time.”