A civil lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey is set to be dismissed after the accuser refused to make his identity public. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan made it absolutely imperative to the case last week that the accuser, who has been known as “C.D” until now has to reveal his identity to the court.
The judge also stated that since C.D has made the severe allegations a figure who is widely known to the world at large, it is in the interest of the court to know his real identity. The accuser had made the accusation that he was sexually assaulted by Spacey when he was 14 years old.
However, the C.D’s attorneys, Richard M. Steigman and Peter J. Saghir, wrote a letter to the court stating that C.D’s not willing to reveal his identity to the public, which added a new twist to the highly-publicized case.
As we had previously informed the Court, C.D. believes he is unable to withstand the scrutiny and intrusion into his life if his identity is revealed in this matter.
Ever since the first accusation was made against Spacey, 15 others have called him out on similar accusations, including Anthony Rapp, who stated that when he was 14, Spacey made an advance towards him in a sexual way. Spacey made a statement where he apologized, and later came out as a gay man.
Many members of the gay and LGBTQ community hated him for the move, as they believed he tried to shift the focus from his own actions and made others think up a connection between being gay and being a sexual abuser. However, it seems that the lawsuit will be dropped as the anonymous accuser has refused to come forward.[Via]