Jan 08 2019
Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career.
His representative, Alan Jackson, successfully argued that the alleged victim's phone records be preserved because they could benefit Spacey's case. The next court date is scheduled for March 4, when a pretrial hearing will be held. Spacey will not be required to appear at that pre-trial hearing, as long as he is available by phone, the judge ruled.
Spacey then allegedly invited him back to his place, along with some other friends.
Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who performed in several Old Vic productions, said "it seems that it only took a male under 30 to make Mr Spacey feel free to touch us".
The civil attorney for the accuser said in a statement ahead of the hearing that his client is "leading by example" by coming forward.
In addition to the Nantucket case, two other investigations are underway in Los Angeles and London, where Spacey served as artistic director of the prestigious Old Vic theater from 2004 to 2015. His lawyer is claiming these records are proof that Spacey did not assault the victim in a Nantucket bar.
The court appearance comes after perhaps the strangest response that any celebrity has had to the recent wave of assault allegations.
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Spacey had asked the court to excuse him from appearing at Monday's arraignment, saying his presence would "amplify negative publicity" around the case. A judge disagreed with Spacey's argument and ordered him to attend the arraignment. If convicted, Spacey will reportedly be imprisoned for up to five years.
The accuser's mother told reporters in November 2017 that Spacey got her son drunk and then grabbed his genitals.
Spacey's first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, claimed Spacey had climbed on top of him on a bed in 1986 when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26.
On Christmas Eve, Spacey posted a video contesting allegations against him.
The BBC's Nada Tawfik said from the Nantucket courthouse that the criminal charges against Spacey mark one of the most stunning downfalls of the #MeToo movement.
In that video, titled "Let Me Be Frank", Spacey spoke in character as his House of Cards persona Frank Underwood, addressing the camera as he stood in a kitchen wearing a Santa Claus apron.
Jan 08 2019
Liverpool boss Klopp on Ki-Jana Hoever
The likes of Roberto Firmino , Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson have played most games this season and deserve a rest. It is game by game, let us see at the end of the season where we will finish.
Jan 07 2019
U.S. airstrike in Yemen targeted suspect in attack on USS Cole
The results of the New Year's day attack are still being assessed, including whether Jamal Al-badawi was killed. Al-Badawi was on the FBI Most Wanted list and was the subject of a $ 5 million reward from the U.S.
Jan 06 2019
Fortnite Season 7 Week 5 Challenges Cheat Sheet & Guide
Congratulations - another Battle Pass Tier is yours and you're one step closer to finishing the Weekly Challenges. Grab the secret battle star during Season 7 Week 5 to help level up the Battle Pass in Fortnite Battle Royale .
Jan 05 2019
Rocky Mountain National Park Sanitation Upkeep Goes Unaddressed Amid Government Shutdown
Already, services are limited due to the lapse in federal appropriations caused by the government shutdown . The Generals Highway closed this evening at Hospital Rock in Sequoia National Park.
Jan 04 2019
The Official Coachella 2019 Lineup Has Arrived
Grande will perform on the Sunday, the last day, of Coachella's three-day festivals on April 14 and April 21. You can check out the full poster above - and note that passes go on sale beginning Friday (January 4).
Jan 04 2019
Here's How AOC Responded to Getting Booed After Voting for Pelosi
She's no stranger to the role having previously served as Speaker, the US's third highest ranking official, between 2007 to 2011. It also would fund dozens of related agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration.
Jan 02 2019
'Once in a lifetime': Williams v Federer for the Hopman Cup
The original " Battle of the Sexes " saw Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in an exhibition singles match in 1973. The 20-time Grand Slam champion moved around the court well and hit the ball crisply to overwhelm Norrie.
Jan 01 2019
Floyd Mayweather Embarrassingly Knocks Out Tenshin Nasukawa In First Round
Nasukawa entered the ring with a 28-0 kickboxing record and 4-0 MMA record. "I'm still 50-0", according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani. The discrepancy in the rules and Mayweather's dominance in terms of weight could naturally not go unnoticed on Twitter .
Dec 31 2018
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Dec 29 2018
Miley Cyrus Shares Stunning Wedding Photos With Liam Hemsworth
They were together for three years and got engaged during that period too but called quits on their relationship in 2013. Hemsworth, in turn, claimed to Men's Fitness in 2015 that being with Cyrus was "an important part of my life".
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