Original RENT cast member Anthony Rapp has some serious words for the producer of Red Sonja, who is standing by director Bryan Singer even after The Atlantic's disturbing expose about Singer's years of alleged sexual misconduct with minors.
Avi Lerner, the producer on the adaptation, has defended keeping Singer on as the movie's director. "I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision," Lerner said in a statement about Singer's continued connection to the comic book adaptation, according to BuzzFeed News reporter Adam Vary. "In America people are innocent until proven guilty." Lerner's production company, Millenium, faced a lawsuit in 2017 for creating a toxic environment for female employees,
Rapp shared a screenshot on Twitter of an article about Lerner's statement, writing in a caption that "any actor who agrees to work on this film is complicit in keeping a predator in power and will be put on blast."
Rapp was one of the men to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey in 2017. Rapp said that when he was 14 years-old in 1986, Spacey invited him to a party at his apartment and attempted to have sex with him. Rapp said he felt "very fortunate that something worse didn't happen...it was this thing that happened, and I locked it away," until the #MeToo movement and the takedown of Harvey Weinstein inspired him to share his story.