Kevin Spacey

THE AC­TOR WAS OR­DERED TO STAY AWAY FROM HIS AC­CUSER IN SEX­UAL AS­SAULT CASE

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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.

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