- Kevin Spacey got an answer in court
- He was accused of sexual harassment
- Now a verdict has been reached: He was acquitted
Kevin Spacey was acquitted. The Hollywood star had to appear in court in a civil case. He was accused of sexual harassment by actor Anthony Rapp.
The incident reportedly occurred in 1986 at a party in Kevin Spacey's Manhattan apartment. In the context of the #MeToo movement, Anthony Rapp went public with what happened. As a result, Spacey outed himself as homosexual, but he declared at the time that he did not remember such an incident.
Kevin Spacey's attorney says the allegations were fabricated
Reportedly, among other things, the Hollywood star's lawyer stated in court that the accusation was fabricated and in fact, the plaintiff contradicted himself several times in his statements.
The story only works if you invent a wall and a door, according to the lawyer. Anthony Rapp's accusations also coincide with a scene in the Broadway play Precious Sons, in which he starred. The many contradictions caused jurors to doubt his credibility.
The trial, which involved $40 million in damages, lasted a total of three weeks. Now it is certain: Kevin Spacey has won and was acquitted in this case. However, this is not the first case in which Kevin Spacey has had to stand trial. In the UK, he was accused of four assaults against three men between 2005 and 2013. In July he pleaded not guilty in London.