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13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman reveals he was sexually abused at 14
2017-10-31
13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman has revealed he was sexually abused as a teenager. The 25-year-old actor, who plays who plays gay student Ryan Shaver in the hit Netflix drama series, is the latest high-profile name to open up about their experiences of sexual abuse. Dorfman took to Twitter on Monday to express his support for actor Anthony Rapp after the Star Trek: Discovery actor claimed that two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey had made a "sexual advance" on him at a party when he was just 14. Revealing that he had also been abused as a young teenager, Dorfman wrote: As a person who was sexually asulted and abused at 14 by a 27 year old, I applaud @albinokid for his courage. It’s scary to speak out." Dorfman, who went through a spell in rehab during his early 20s before marrying his husband Peter last year, joins a long list of stars and commentators who have publicly expressed support for Anthony Rapp in light of his claims against Spacey. House of Cards star Spacey publicly apologised in a statement on Sunday, saying he could not remember the incident. The 58-year-old has been widely criticised for using the statement to come out as gay, in what some commentators have condemned as an attempt to "deflect" from the claims. More stories: Daily Mail uses transgender man’s picture without permission in hateful anti-trans article ‘There was a time we could forgive Kevin Spacey for his silence – now he has betrayed us all’