Answer: False. When discussing his feelings regarding Luke raping Laura, the actor admitted he welcomed the challenge and would have accepted being let go had it made for great story. "Being a little bit controversial has always been exciting to me," he says. "When I read it back in those days, I wasn't looking for a career in soaps. I was trying to do the job as best I could, day to day. If that meant I was going to go out in a blaze of glory instead of disappearing off the canvas as so many characters do, so much the better. I really looked at it as an opportunity to do something story-wise that was very spectacular. I know they didn't intend for her to fall in love with him after the rape. That came later when they found that the audience, astoundingly enough, had almost as much sympathy for the perpetrator as they did for the victim."