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Kate Mara ‘shocked’ by Kevin Spacey allegations

April 5, 2018 GMT

Kate Mara is “shocked and devastated” by the allegations against Kevin Spacey.

The ‘House Of Cards’ star couldn’t believe it when she heard that her co-star Spacey had been accused of making sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp when he was just 14-years-old.

Kate told the New York Times newspaper: “That whole thing to me to this day is very shocking and devastating all around.”

When the allegations surfaced, Spacey released a statement saying he “did not remember the encounter”.

He said at the time: “I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.

“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fuelled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour.”