Actor Kevin Spacey appeared in court on Monday, Jan. 7, for his latest hearing before a Massachusetts judge in his ongoing sexual assault case. The disgraced House of Cards star was ordered to stay away from his alleged accuser, who claims Kevin allegedly groped his genitals two years ago, when he was 18 years old. Kevin, 59, did not enter a plea, so a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf, in accordance with Massachusetts state law.
Kevin arrived in Nantucket, where the alleged crime took place, in a private plane around 9:47 a.m. “He remained inside for about an hour before hopping into a gray SUV,” a source told Radar. He left the court wearing a grey suit and a smile, despite receiving a very stern warning from the judge.
“If you’re charged with another offense while this matter is open, you could be held in jail for 90 days,” the judge told him. He simply nodded in acknowledgment. Kevin is currently facing a charge of indecent assault and battery for the alleged 2016 incident. The then-18-year-old busboy, who is the son of former Boston WCVB-TV news anchor Heather Unruh, claims that Kevin groped him while he was working at the Club Car lounge two summers ago.
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One piece of evidence in the case is a video from Snapchat that allegedly shows someone’s hand on someone’s stomach. The alleged victim claims it’s Kevin’s hand, but Kevin’s lawyer thinks the video could actually help his case, and he wants it preserved. “I simply don’t want to see any of that data deleted or destroyed — put a bubble around that data so it doesn’t get destroyed,” said Alan Jackson.
The next hearing in the case has been set for March 4, though Kevin will not be required to appear at it. The victim is not backing down, with his lawyer telling Radar that “by reporting the sexual assault, my client is a determined and encouraging voice for those victims not yet ready to report being sexually assaulted. [My] client is leading by example.”
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