Kevin Spacey said accusations of sexual assault against him by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp were “completely false” as his lawyers asked a U.S. judge to drop the case.
The former House Of Cards star is in Hollywood exile as the claims were filed in October 2017when Rapp said he was a victim of “unwanted sexual progress” at a party in 1986, when he was only 14.
Spacey, 61, “categorically denied” the 50-year-old’s allegations, adding that he “did not harbor any sexual interest or desire for Rap at the time or after.”
The lawsuits were the first of several against Spacey in the midst of the #MeToo movementwhich caused shock waves in the entertainment industry.
Rapp’s case against the Oscar winner was brought back into the spotlight by the appearance of court documents filed in New York on Friday, which revealed a detailed account of the alleged 1986 meeting.
What do the documents say?
Spacey, who was 26 at the Manhattan home party, allegedly surprised Rap at the event by picking him up and putting him to bed.
The actor from the usual suspects and the American beauty then pressed his body weight against Rap before he “escaped” without any resistance during the brief meeting.
Spacey said none of his interactions with Rap were “intended to humiliate or abuse him.”
In documents seen by the PA news agency, Spacey said: “I strongly deny plaintiff Anthony Rapp’s assertion that I sexually assaulted him or otherwise” sexually advanced “him.
“I met Mr. Rapp a few decades ago. I’ve never had sex with Mr. Rapp. I did not have a sexual interest or desire for Mr. Rapp at that time or at any time.
“I have not had any physical contact with Mr Rapp or any other interaction with him that was for the sexual satisfaction of me or him.
“I have not had any physical contact with Mr Rapp or any other interaction with him that was intended to humiliate or abuse him.
“Any other suggestion from Mr. Rapp or anyone else is absolutely untrue.”
What did Spacey’s lawyers say?
Spacey’s lawyers deny that the whole incident took place and in the documents they claim that the alleged meeting does not qualify as sexual violence.
They say the only accused contact with an “intimate” part of Rapp’s body was when it was alleged that Spacey’s hand had cut off Rap’s buttocks when the older actor picked him up.
Rap’s testimony confirmed that there was no contact that would constitute criminal conduct, and there is no other evidence that the contact was for sexual gratification or to humiliate or abuse Rap, they said.
When Rapp first spoke publicly about his claim in 2017, Spacey issued a statement saying he did not remember the meeting, but apologized.
His career quickly unfolded in the light of accusations, especially his dismissal from the House of Netflix Cards and deletion of Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” before it was released.
Kevin Spacey wants “absolutely fake” sexual assault case to be dropped Ents & Arts News
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