'Anthony Rapp on Kevin Spacey Trial: ‘A Courtroom Is

Kevin Spacey Trial: ‘A Courtroom Is

Anthony Rapp

has offered his first public comments since the conclusion of his $40 million civic lawsuit against

20, a

New York jury sided with Spacey, finding that the Oscar-winning actor did not molest Rapp when

Speaking with

moderator Salamishah Tillet, the 51-year-old actor reflected on the opportunities and limitations of confronting trauma

“A courtroom

is not a safe space for trauma, that is for sure

So I

also deeply understand why some people don’t pursue that angle,” Rapp said during the

“What is

proof? How do you prove things? Part of the movement is so much about honoring

Those things

aren’t necessarily anything that a courtroom is at all interested in

I did

want to avail myself of the opportunity to see what might be possible

Rapp first

voices allegations against Spacey in a 2017 BuzzFeed article, stating that Spacey lifted him up, placed

In court,

Rapp called the event one of the “most traumatic” of his life

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