Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charge Stemming From Alleged Groping
The actor was ordered not to contact the alleged victim and released.
Oscar winner Kevin Spacey arrived in a Massachusetts courtroom Monday amid a chaotic scene of reporters as he faced a charge of indecent assault stemming from the alleged groping of a teenage boy.
Spacey did not say a word as he walked through the mass of cameras. Inside the tiny courtroom on the ritzy resort island of Nantucket, he appeared relaxed and confident, staring directly at the camera as he waited for the hearing to begin. He even shared a joke with his defense attorney.
Spacey was charged under his real name, Kevin Spacey Fowler. He entered a plea of not guilty, was ordered not to contact the alleged victim, and then was released.
Prosecutors allege that Spacey fondled an 18-year-old busboy at a restaurant in Nantucket in 2016. Spacey maintains that the busboy lied about his age, saying he said he was 23. Spacey also claims that everything that happened between them was consensual.
In court documents obtained by Inside Edition, Spacey's lawyers describe the encounter as “two people engaged in a mutual and consensual flirtation, nothing more.”
That's not how the alleged victim's mother, former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh, described it last year. "He stuck his hand in his pants and grabbed his genitals,” she said.
After the 10-minute hearing, Spacey battled through a crowd of reporters once again and was whisked off the island by a private jet.
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