Kevin Spacey Enters Not Guilty Plea to Sexual Assault Charge
A plea of not guilty was entered on Kevin Spacey’s behalf during his appearance in a Nantucket District Court on Monday morning where he is being charged for the sexual assault of an 18-year-old at a bar.
The disgraced actor did not verbally speak to the court, however, Spacey’s legal team had previously said that he plans to plead not guilty.
Spacey’s pretrial is set March 4, however, he doesn’t have to physically to attend the hearing. He was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim while the case is ongoing.
As we reported, Spacey did not want to appear in court at first, asking “that this court excuse my physical presence at the arraignment as I reside out-of-state and believe that my presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case.” The judge denied his initial request.
Spacey’s lawyer has previously argued that the accuser did not report the incident right away and was not interviewed by investigators until a year later, making it difficult to prove that Spacey was guilty of any misconduct.
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Nantucket district court in Massachusetts where he faces a criminal charge that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man at a bar pic.twitter.com/dLjtFskAFx
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