Friday, 18 January, 2019

Spacey due in court over sexual assault claims

Actor Kevin Spacey faces charges on indecent assault. /COURTESY Actor Kevin Spacey faces charges on indecent assault. /COURTESY
Melody Ballard | 08 January, 2019, 03:08

REUTERS/Brian Snyder Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. Spacey did not enter a plea during today's hearing, but he has maintained his innocence and promised he would be vindicated.

A judge ordered him not to contact his alleged victim, setting another hearing for March 4. Spacey will not be required to appear at that pre-trial hearing, as long as he is available by phone, the judge ruled.

The judge granted a request by Spacey's lawyers to preserve text messages and other data on the cellphones of the accuser and his then-girlfriend on the day of the alleged assault and six months after.

"The first time she ever heard of the allegations of sexual assault was when she saw the now-infamous press conference that the [alleged victim's] mother, Heather Unruh undertook with her civil lawyer a year later, " attorneys Alan J. Jackson and Juliane Balliro wrote.

But Spacey's lawyer attempted to use the delayed allegations against the victim, claiming his failure to report the assault immediately damages his credibility. If convicted of the felony charge, he face a possible prison sentence of up to five years. The alleged victim was represented by assistant district attorney Michael Giardino.

Spacey is also the subject of criminal investigation in Los Angeles and in England for other alleged sexual assaults.

He told police Spacey had bought him several rounds of beer and whiskey and said, "Let's get drunk", according to charging documents.

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As they stood next to a piano, Spacey groped Unruh's son, the bus boy told investigators.

"My client is a determined and encouraging voice for those victims not yet ready to report being sexually assaulted,"attorney Mitchell Garabedian said in an e-mail".

In a Twitter statement, Spacey said he did not remember the incident but offered an apology.

The controversy has led to Mr Spacey being axed from a number of roles, including from House of Cards and the 2017 film All the Money in the World, which was re-shot without him.

United Kingdom police are also investigating several allegations that centre around his time serving as artistic director at London's Old Vic theatre.

Spacey, who was forced out of public life by accusations of sexual misconduct in 2017, posted a video online in December of himself speaking about allegations of sexual abuse in the character of Frank Underwood, the scheming politician he played in House of Cards before the show dropped him.

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