Kevin Spacey must face sexual abuse lawsuit in New York, judge says

The Guardian says a US federal judge has rejected Kevin Spacey’s bid to dismiss a civil lawsuit in which a fellow actor, Anthony Rapp, accused the Oscar winner of making an unwanted sexual advance during a party at Spacey’s Manhattan home in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

Kevin Spacey must face sexual abuse lawsuit in New York, judge says

The Guardian says a US federal judge has rejected Kevin Spacey’s bid to dismiss a civil lawsuit in which a fellow actor, Anthony Rapp, accused the Oscar winner of making an unwanted sexual advance during a party at Spacey’s Manhattan home in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

The US district judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said on Monday there was a genuine factual dispute about whether the now 62-year-old Spacey had forcibly touched Rapp’s “intimate parts” to gratify his own sexual desire.

Kaplan said Rapp, 50, who is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, could pursue claims of battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The judge dismissed an assault claim because Rapp had brought it too late.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jun/06/kevin-spacey-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-new-york

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