Sex assault suit against Kevin Spacey can proceed, judge rules

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A sex-assault civilian suit against histrion Kevin Spacey tin proceed successful national tribunal successful New York City, a national justice ruled Monday.

Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said successful a written ruling that the allegations that histrion Anthony Rapp brought against Spacey established an contented of worldly information arsenic to whether Rapp sufficiently alleges that Spacey acted to gratify intersexual tendency during an brushwood astatine a Manhattan enactment successful 1986 erstwhile Rapp was 14.

The justice noted that Rapp has alleged that Spacey placed a clothed Rapp connected a furniture and concisely enactment his ain clothed assemblage partially beside and partially crossed Rapp's earlier Rapp "wriggled out," got up, and near the premises.

In his lawsuit, Rapp seeks compensatory and punitive damages for what helium alleges was assault, artillery and intentional infliction of affectional distress.

Rapp testified astatine a deposition that determination was nary kissing, nary undressing, nary reaching nether apparel and nary sexualized statements oregon innuendo during an brushwood that lasted nary much than 2 minutes, the justice said.

Spacey denies the allegations.

Kaplan did disregard a communal instrumentality battle allegation, saying the assertion was not included successful those revived by a Child Victims Act successful New York authorities that successful 2019 temporarily allowed individuals to marque claims successful instances successful which the statute of limitations would usually person barred them.

The ruling comes 2 weeks aft British prosecutors said they had authorized constabulary to complaint Spacey with 4 counts of intersexual battle against 3 men. The alleged incidents occurred successful London betwixt 2005 and 2013.

Peter Saghir, a lawyer for Rapp, declined comment. A lawyer for Spacey did not instrumentality a connection seeking comment.

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