THE ACTOR WAS ORDERED TO STAY AWAY FROM HIS ACCUSER IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE
ON JAN. 7, ACTOR KEVIN SPACEY APPEARED before a court in Massachusetts for the most recent hearing in his sexual assault case, which stems from an alleged 2016 incident on Nantucket Island where the actor allegedly touched an 18-year-old man inappropriately. The former House of Cards actor did not enter a plea at the hearing, however a not guilty plea was automatically entered on his behalf in accordance with Massachusetts law, WHO confirms.
Spacey, who lives in California, wore a grey suit with a lavender floral shirt and blue polka dot tie. He briefly smiled as he walked into the courtroom and left without speaking. Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Michael Giardino requested that Spacey have no contact with his alleged victim or the accuser’s family. The judge approved the request.
Court attendance was mandatory, after the judge rejected the 59-year-old Oscar winner’s recent request to have his appearance waived. Spacey’s request was filed by his lawyers in December 2018, who argued his “presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case.” •
Spacey in court with his attorney Alan Jackson. The bar where Spacey allegedly groped the teen.