Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Case Dropped Following Accuser's Death
Published Oct 30, 2019Kevin Spacey will no longer face a sexual assault charge after his anonymous alleged victim died last month.
Yesterday (October 29), the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office rejected the case, stating that the alleged victim's claims could not be proven without the accuser's participation.
Spacey's accuser — a massage therapist who remained anonymous throughout the preliminary legal proceedings — passed away last month before the case could go to trial. This individual claimed that Spacey forced him to touch his genitals during a spa treatment in 2016, and then later tried to kiss him.
Multiple accusers have come forward with sexual abuse allegations against the actor in recent years, including staff members on his hit Netflix show House of Cards. His alleged actions caused House of Cards to halt production on Season 6. The show later continued without him.
In July, Massachusetts prosecutors also dropped another criminal case against Spacey. That case was filed after an 18-year-old man alleged the actor groped him at at a bar in Nantucket in 2016.
Police in London, meanwhile, are also investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by Spacey.
Spacey has denied all allegations against him.