Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Allegation

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Allegation

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Allegation

The disgraced actor is scheduled to be arraigned in the Nantucket District Court on Monday on felony indecent assault and battery.

Prosecutors announced Spacey would be charged in the case on December 24, the same day Spacey released a weird video in which he appeared to be playing his deceased fictional House of Cards character Frank Underwood. Judge Thomas Barrett granted a defense request that the accuser be required to preserve text messages from the six months following the alleged incident. Spacey did not enter a plea during today's hearing, but he has maintained his innocence and promised he would be vindicated.

The next hearing is scheduled for March 4 at 11:00 a.m. local time. Spacey attorney Alan Jackson said there is data that is "likely exculpatory".

The Nantucket case is the first criminal case brought against Spacey since other allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him in 2017.

Kevin Spacey is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old boy.

The busboy told his family about the alleged assault at the time but did not report the incident to police until more than a year later.

The civil attorney for the accuser said in a statement ahead of the hearing that his client is "leading by example".

It is the first case against him to be prosecuted since a number of sex assault and harassment claims were made at the end of 2017. Spacey nodded slightly when a judge asked if he understood. The man said Spacey bought him several drinks and tried to convince him to come home with him before unzipping the man's trousers and groping him for about three minutes.

If convicted, Spacey, 59, faces as many as five years in prison.

He said the two were standing in a crowd by a piano when Spacey unzipped the teen's trousers and groped his genitals for about three minutes.

TMZ, which was the first to report, obtained footage of Spacey, in a black Suburban Ford, getting pulled over by two officers.

The alleged incident is said to have lasted "three minutes" back in 2016, with documents obtained by saying the Oscar victor "unzipped the man's fly, stuck his hands in his trousers and began to rub his penis".

On the same day he was charged in December, Spacey released a freakish YouTube video in which he spoke in character as House of Cards' Frank Underwood to deny the allegations.

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