Following recent allegations made against Kevin Spacey by fellow actor Anthony Rapp, George Takei is making a clear distinction about those who harass or assault others. After meeting at an event, Spacey invited Rapp to a party at his apartment, where the alleged encounter occurred. Spacey apologized for the incident, although he doesn't recall the night in question, and he received scorn for using the statement to come out as gay.
Actors, artists and organizations have been lambasting Spacey since his statement's release, and come to the defense of Rapp.
He went on to say that Rapp's accusation "encouraged me to address other things about my life", and that "I know that there are stories out there about me".
Spacey said that if it did happen as described he owed Rapp "the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".
"I'm sorry, Mr. Spacey, but your application to join the gay community at this time has been denied", wrote "Savage Love" writer and "It Gets Better" creator Dan Savage on Twitter.
"I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago", said his Twitter statement.
"I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement!"
"Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it's your turn to cry, that's why we've gotta say goodbye", tweeted Rose McGowan, one of the first actresses to accuse disgraced Hollywood producer Weinstein of rape. He wrote that he's had romantic relationships with both men and women in the past but is now living "as a gay man" and wanted to be honest so he could examine "my own behavior".
Spacey who won Oscars for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty was artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre company for 10 years. He was trying to seduce me... Star Trek's Zachary Quinto called it "calculated manipulation".
That said, it stands to reason that Netflix would have done everything in its power to keep the show alive and well, even if Rapp hadn't come forward.
Confirmation of the drama's conclusion comes as its lead actor and executive producer Kevin Spacey, who plays ruthless politician Frank Underwood, is caught up allegations of sexual impropriety.
The FBI and police in NY and London have all opened investigations into Weinstein, with one cop calling him a "super-predator".