Kevin Spacey in court, sexual abuse charges dropped

The charges against Kevin Spacey in the trial of sexually harassing colleague Anthony Rapp when he was a minor were partially dismissed. Rapp, who stars in the “Star Trek: Discovery” series, has claimed $40 million damages from the two-time Oscar winner for “emotional suffering” for what allegedly happened in 1986, when he was 14 and Spacey 26. Spacey said who doesn’t remember attending a private party in a Manhattan apartment with Rapp, as the 50-year-old claims. Before appearing in court, Spacey, 63, won a small victory when the New York judge presiding over the case, Lewis Kaplan, dismissed the charge of causing his colleague emotional distress. Since Rapp’s allegations surfaced in 2017, at the height of the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse, Spacey has disappeared from screens and theaters.

During interrogation, the movie star described her own troubled family, with a father she called a “white supremacist” and “neo-Nazi” who didn’t like gay people and didn’t appreciate his son’s interest in theater. Spacey came out publicly for the first time at the time of the allegations, which he said led to him accusing him of “wanting to change the subject or wanting to deceive”.

Source: IL Tempo