Spacey Pleads Not Guilty
kevin spacey was arraigned in a Nantucket, Mass., courtroom on Jan. 7 on one charge of sexually assaulting a busboy in 2016.
Spacey pushed past a scrum of TV cameras on his way into and out of the small courthouse on the island 30 miles off the Massachusetts coast. The actor did not utter a word during the brief hearing, which was packed with media. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Spacey is accused of groping an 18-year-old man at Nantucket’s Club Car bar in July 2016. He faces a single charge of indecent assault and battery, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
A new court date was set for March 4, at which Spacey will not have to appear. Judge Thomas Barrett granted a defense request that the accuser be required to preserve text messages from the six months following the alleged incident. • For the full story, head to Variety.com.