Kevin Spacey’s trial centered on alleged sexual abuse is just a few months from getting underway.
Spacey, 63, is accused of sexually assaulting Anthony Rapp in Manhattan in 1986 when Rapp was just 14-years old. The trial will also be held in Manhattan, with a federal judge ordering jury selection to begin on October 6.
Rapp, also an actor, alleges that Spacey “invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance,” BuzzFeed wrote. Rapp and Spacey were performing in Broadway shows together at the time.
Spacey tried to have the case thrown out this past June, but Kaplan shot down those attempts. Instead, Kaplan will allow “claims including third-degree sexual abuse to move forward to trial, while tossing out a sexual assault allegation due to the statute of limitations,” the New York Post reported.
What Happened to Kevin Spacey?
Earlier this month Spacey was ordered to pay $31 million to MRC entertainment for sexual misconduct allegations stemming from his time starring in House of Cards.
Spacey portrayed politician Frank Underwood on the show for five seasons before being dropped due to the allegations. He has not had a role since.
A native of New Jersey, Spacey rose to prominence courtesy of his role in the 1995 neo-noir film The Usual Suspects.
He also played serial killer John Doe, opposite Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, in Se7en, before going on to star in other films, including Pay It Forward, American Beauty, Beyond the Sea, and Horrible Bosses.
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