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Kevin Spacey’s trial begins over alleged sexual abuse of actor Anthony Rapp

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American actor Kevin Spacey appeared in New York court on Thursday to answer charges against him for alleged sexual abuse of Anthony Rapp.

last thursday, Kevin Spacey went to court to defend himself against a lawsuit filed by an actor Anthony Rapp became the first in a series of sexual misconduct allegations against the “House of Cards” star in 2017.

None of the actors spoke to reporters when they arrived at federal court in New York City for the start of the trial, which is expected to be over within two weeks.

The lawsuit relates to an encounter between the two men in 1986 when Rapp was a child star and Spacey, who was 26 at the time, was a hit on Broadway.

Rupp, who was 14 at the time, said an adult invited him to a party at his Manhattan apartment and tried to seduce him in the room after the other guests had left.

Rupp told Buzzfeed his story in 2017 when the #MeToo movement began to take hold in Hollywood. At the time, Spacey said he had no recollection of the incident.

However, Spacey’s attorneys have since said the allegations are false. Rupp never attended parties, they said. And even if it happened as Rapp explained, it wouldn’t constitute sexual advances, they argued.

Trial jury selection begins Thursday. This is followed by an opening statement. Rapp is seeking compensation for mental and emotional distress, medical expenses, and unemployment.

The trial comes at a difficult time for Spacey, now 63. Three months ago, Spacey pleaded not guilty in London to charges she had sexually assaulted three men while she was artistic director of the Old Vic Theater from 2004 to 2015. Was.

Source: Biobiochile

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