Kevin Spacey can also be tried in New York. A federal judge dismissed two-time Academy Award winner’s appeal for non-prosecution in the lawsuit brought by Anthony Rapp, another plaintiff who accuses him of molesting him in 1986, when he was just 14 years old.
Judge Lewis Kaplan found that there would be a real factual dispute if, during a party at Spacey’s Manhattan apartment, the future “House of Cards” star reached out to the teenager’s “private parts” to satisfy his desire. sexual. According to Rapp, now 50, the actor lifted him onto a bed and lay on top of him before the boy was able to “free himself” and escape. The whole episode wasn’t going to last more than two minutes. According to the judge, Rapp can now challenge Spacey with intentional acts that inflicted emotional trauma on him. On the other hand, he cannot sue for assault because too many years have passed since the fact would have happened. Rapp was the first man in October 2017 to accuse Spacey of sexual harassment. Under threat of extradition, former president Frank Underwood in the Netflix TV drama will voluntarily travel to London to answer the lawsuits that three men made him for unwanted sexual acts between 2005 and 2013, when he was artistic director of the Old Vic. .
Once one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars, Spacey ended up in the dust after Rapp’s allegations that, in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, had highlighted how the issue of sexual harassment among Hollywood’s powerful was not limited to circles. heterosexuals. After winning two Oscars in 2000 for “American Beauty” and in 1996 for “The Usual Suspects” and a Tony for Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” on stage, Spacey had revolutionized the way of doing TV and watching TV by appearing in the part. of the cynical president Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards”: a role from which he was fired in the trunk with a multimillion dollar outlay after a legal battle with the producers for violating the rules of conduct on set.
He was then ousted from “All the Money in the World” where Christopher Plummer was called to replace him in the part of the oilman JP Getty.
The legal and image woes had prevailed over the star’s artistic credibility: in 2018 his latest film, ‘Billionaire Boys Club’, shot before allegations of abuse came to light, flopped with just $ 126 receipts on the first opening Friday. Only recently, breaking the ostracism against his colleague, the Italian Franco Nero had entrusted him with a role in his new film ‘The man who draws’ God’. (HANDLE).