Kevin Spacey was at the forefront of celebrities getting the #MeToo treatment at the height of its trend. While one would think that after the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial ended, so would the entire wave of #MeToo cases. However, Spacey is not in the clear just yet.
Spacey appealed to a federal judge on Wednesday to dismiss a civil lawsuit made against him, as per a Reuters report. The lawsuit comes from Dazed and Confused and Rent star Anthony Rapp. The Broadway veteran accused Spacey of making sexual advances towards at a party in Spacey’s Manhattan residence back in 1986.
Anthony Rapp was 14 at the time of the alleged sexual encounter. The U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan expressed that there was genuine dispute over whether Spacey forced himself over Rapp in order to sexually please himself.
Judge Kaplan has dismissed the sexual assault claims from Rapp because they were brought out in front of the world too late. He still encouraged Rapp to seek damages on the claims of battery and emotional distress being inflicted upon him through the advances.
British authorities have already authorized criminal charges against the House of Cards actor last month. The star will face charges if is ever found entering England or Wales. Spacey was initially accused publicly by Rapp back in 2017, after whom many other accusers followed.
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