Last night brought with it news that actor Anthony Rapp had accused Kevin Spacey of making unwanted sexual advances toward him when he was 14-years-old and Spacey was 26. In a statement posted to social media after the allegations became public, Spacey said he doesn’t remember the encounter, but wrote that “it would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” Spacey also wrote that he chooses “now to live as a gay man.” After such serious an allegation, what was ABC News’ takeaway from Spacey’s statement?

The author of the story wasn’t happy with that headline:

ABC News’ got slammed hard for that headline approach:

ABC News has since taken a different approach:

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OMG. Did Seth MacFarlane and ‘Family Guy’ warn us about Kevin Spacey?!