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Thursday December 08, 2022

Kevin Spacey due in New York court to face civil lawsuit by Anthony Rapp

Rapp was 14 years old at the time, while Spacey -- now 63 -- was almost twice his age.

By Web Desk
October 05, 2022
Kevin Spacey due in New York court to face civil lawsuit by Anthony Rapp
Kevin Spacey due in New York court to face civil lawsuit by Anthony Rapp

New York: Kevin Spacey will appear in a New York court from Thursday to face a civil lawsuit brought by US actor Anthony Rapp, who has accused the disgraced Hollywood star of sexually abusing him when he was 14.

The two-time Oscar-winning star of the stage, cinema and television -- whose full name is Kevin Spacey Fowler -- has disappeared from public view since he became one of the first performers to be caught up in the freshly minted #MeToo movement in October 2017.

Rapp, who currently stars in the "Star Trek: Discovery" series, turns 51 this month. He filed a complaint in September 2020 against Spacey for advances and an alleged sexual assault at a party in Manhattan in 1986.

Rapp was 14 years old at the time, while Spacey -- now 63 -- was almost twice his age.