Anthony Rapp: Actors Who Work With Bryan Singer “Will Be Put on Blast”

The "Star Trek: Discovery" star calls the director a "predator."

Anthony Rapp is speaking out following more disturbing accusations of sexual misconduct and assault lodged against director Bryan Singer in a bombshell new report in The Atlantic.

Red Sonja producer Avi Lerner announced this week that Singer will still direct the action film, dismissing the accusations as “fake news.”

Rapp, who accused Kevin Spacey in 2017 of making unwanted sexual advances toward him when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14, warns that no one should knowingly work with a “predator.”

“Any actor who agrees to work on this film is complicit in keeping a predator in power and will be put on blast,” the gay Star Trek: Discovery actor tweeted Friday, directly responding to a post about Singer’s Red Sonja involvement.

“I’m talking most specifically about actors who are in a position to choose their roles without worrying about paying their rent,” Rapp clarified on Twitter, responding to an actor asking who should be invoiced for lost wages. “Also: is there any line you would draw if you were to learn about a potential employer’s behavior?”

“As an actor I’m holding my fellow actors accountable,” he continued. “I’m also trying to hold producers, studios, agents, PR folks, etc accountable.”

Rapp also tweeted that while he’s “not conducting any sort of stain campaign” against Bohemian Rhapsody due to Singer’s involvement, “it’s difficult to entirely separate his presence from the film.”

Singer was fired from directing Bohemian Rhapsody after reportedly clashing on set with actor Rami Malek, who starred as iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The Oscar-nominated film went on to become the highest grossing queer-themed film in history.

This week GLAAD, which “stands with survivors of sexual assault,” pulled the biopic out of contention for a 2019 GLAAD Media Award. A GLAAD representative said that The Atlantic’s investigation “brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded.”

Singer has released a statement dismissing the report as a “homophobic smear piece… conveniently timed to take advantage of” Bohemian Rhapsody’s success.

Following Rapp’s accusations, Spacey, who came out publicly as gay, was fired from Netflix’s House of Cards and digitally removed from the film All the Money in the World. More men have since accused Spacey of sexual misconduct with many crediting Rapp for inspiring them to come forward.

Rapp, who famously starred in the original Broadway cast of Rent, made history in 2017 as the first openly gay character in the television history of the Star Trek franchise.

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