Actor Kevin Spacey appeared on trial in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in a case of sexual harassment against an 18-year-old young man. The Hollywood star did not utter a word, but lawyers on his behalf said that he did not admit guilt. About it on Monday, January 7, reports CNN .
The court banned Spacey from approaching the plaintiff and his family members, as demanded by state prosecutors. The protection of the actor asked to save the young man’s cell phone data, including SMS messages. It is noted that they can speak in favor of the innocence of the defendant.
The meeting lasted about ten minutes. After leaving the courtroom, Spacey hurried off, not answering journalists ’questions. Further hearings are scheduled for March 4th.
According to the prosecution, in July 2016, Spacey rested in one of the bars of Nantucket. The 18-year-old assistant waiter made friends with him, saying that he was 23. After the change, the actor gave the young man some alcohol and started harassing, unzipped his fly and touched his genitals. The young man took everything on video and sent a friend, and then went to the police. The witnesses confirmed that it was Spacey who was captured in the video – they recognized him by their clothes.
In the fall of 2017, Spacey accused at least 15 people of harassment and rape, including nine “House of Cards” colleagues and actor Anthony Rapp , who at the time of the incident was 14 years old.