Kevin Spacey’s Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Drops His Lawsuit
The man that Kevin Spacey is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting in Massachusetts three years ago has dropped a civil lawsuit he filed against the Oscar-winning actor only last week, Reuters reported.
The news agency is not identifying the accuser because he is an alleged victim of sexual assault. The unnamed accuser’s lawyer said that his client filed papers on Wednesday to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit in Nantucket County Superior Court that accused the ‘House of Cards’ star of “explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct.”
The lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian refused to comment further on the dismissal, citing the pending criminal case prosecutors filed last year against Spacey. The civil lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning his client cannot refile the case later.
Spacey has pleaded not guilty to one count of felony indecent assault and battery at a bar on the Massachusetts beach island of Nantucket. Spacey denies the allegation.
Spacey first became embroiled in controversy in October 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. The controversy led to Spacey being dropped from the Netflix hit series ‘House of Cards’.