Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip hearing in sexual assault case

Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip hearing in sexual assault case

You can count on this spectacle to continue into the new year: Spacey is scheduled to appear in Nantucket District Court for arraignment on January 7, where, TMZ reports, he will plead not guilty.

Kevin Spacey will reportedly plead not guilty in the sexual assault case wherein he is accused of groping an 18-year-old man in a MA bar.

Tv news anchor Heather Unruh last year alleged Kevin Spacey of assauled her son
Image TV news anchor Heather Unruh last year alleged Kevin Spacey assaulted her son

"The defendant's attendance at the arraignment will 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", wrote attorney Juliane Balliro.

As previously reported, Spacey will be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery related to a 2016 incident.


Spacey's request was denied by Mass. Judge Thomas Barrett, and Mass. Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Michael K. Giardino maintained that Mass. state rules require Spacey's appearance for a criminal case procedure.

Prosecutors asked the judge to deny the motion.


The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the 18-year-old man in a Nantucket restaurant in 2016.

"I know you're just doing your job, '" Spacey said, according to the Daily Mail, which also posted a video of the interaction. On the day he was charged, the actor released a freakish video on his social media accounts in which he revived his deceased House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, to deliver a pre-prepared monologue protesting his innocence.


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