Kevin Spacey arraigned on sexual assault charge in Nantucket court

Kevin Spacey arraigned on sexual assault charge in Nantucket court

After Spacey's attorneys failed to get the House of Cards actor out of appearing in Nantucket District Court in person for his arraignment, Spacey was there to personally enter a "not guilty" plea.

Prosecutors announced Spacey would be charged in the case on December 24, the same day Spacey released a freakish video in which he appeared to be playing his deceased fictional House of Cards character Frank Underwood.

Spacey was ordered to stay away from the alleged victim, now 20, and the accuser's family.

Jackson said in court papers that police reports showed the 18-year-old busboy exchanged numerous text messages and Snapchat videos with his then-girlfriend about his interactions with Spacey at the Club Car bar on the beach resort island off the coast of MA but never mentioned the alleged sexual assault.

His lawyer had earlier asked the judge to allow the hearing to happen without Spacey present, but that request was refused.

The next court date was set for 4 March. The judge agreed to waive Spacey's right to appear at that hearing at the downtown Nantucket courthouse, but he must be reachable by phone.

It's the first criminal case brought against the 59-year-old after a string of sexual misconduct allegations crippled his career in 2017.

Spacey remains under investigation on suspicion of sexual assault in Los Angeles for an incident that allegedly occurred in 2016. The police report said the accuser captured the alleged assault on a Snapchat video he sent to his girlfriend.

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Kevin Spacey arrives at Nantucket District Court for his arraignment.

Unruh's son told police Spacey had bought him several rounds of beer and whiskey and said at one point, "Let's get drunk", according to charging documents. At the same time, his lawyers requested that he be able to skip the first day in court to avoid heightening "the negative publicity already generated in connection with the case".

As they stood next to a piano, Spacey groped Unruh's son, the busboy told investigators.

The victim said that is when he left.

First, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986 when he was 14 years old and Spacey was 26, Rapp told BuzzFeed News. Spacey is alleged to have provided her son with alcohol before sticking his hands down the young man's trousers and grabbing his genitals.

Before Christmas, he released a video in which he acted as Frank Underwood, his House Of Cards character, saying: "I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the thing I didn't do".

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