Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Allegation

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Allegation

Oscar victor Kevin Spacey arrived in a MA courtroom Monday amid a chaotic scene of reporters as he faced a charge of indecent assault stemming from the alleged groping of a teenage boy.

The 59-year-old actor stood quietly with his hands clasped as the clerk read out the charge "that in the town of Nantucket on July 18, 2016 (the defendant) did commit indecent assault and battery on someone 14 and over".

Unruh has accused Spacey of purchasing alcohol for her son until he was drunk and then sticking his hand inside of her son's trousers and grabbing his genitals. The police report said the accuser captured the alleged assault on a Snapchat video he sent to his girlfriend.

Spacey's arraignment comes more than a year after the busboy's mother went public with the allegations against Spacey. Spacey had argued that his presence would "amplify the negative publicity already generated" by the case.

Kevin Spacey arrives at Nantucket District Court for his arraignment.

The next hearing is scheduled for March 4 at 11:00 a.m. local time.

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

Actress Ellen Barkin is among Spacey's peers, who feel Spacey's Christmas message was and his comeback plans are ill-advised: "Kevin Spacey is sending a very disturbing message as he chastises his audience..." Spacey also asked the teen about his penis and described his own, the records state.

The 18-year-old said he told the actor he was a 23-year-old college student.

News. "My client is leading by example".

The filing further stated that if Spacey attended the hearing, it would "only serve to heighten prejudicial media interest in the case and will increase the risk of contamination of the pool of jurors available for the trial".

After meeting the actor and telling him he was 23-years-old - the legal drinking age is 21 in MA - he said he started drinking first beer and then whiskey with Spacey at his urging.

When the doors opened, more than two dozen journalists packed the courtroom hours before Spacey was scheduled to appear.

That claim was made in October 2017, forcing the actor to say he did not remember but apologising if the allegations were true.

Later that day, the actor released video in which he appeared as his House of Cards character Frank Underwood.

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