It’s getting serious for Hollywood star Kevin Spacey: A court in New York allows a lawsuit for sexual harassment.
Kevin Spacey (62) must appear in court on allegations of sexual harassment. A New York judge on Monday rejected the actor’s request to dismiss Anthony Rapp’s (50) lawsuit, as reported by the British newspaper “The Guardian”.
The stage actor Rapp is suing for damages and pain and suffering. According to the court in New York, he can assert claims for bodily harm and intentional infliction of mental distress. Spacey “categorically” denies the allegations, according to his attorney.
The allegations against Kevin Spacey started with Anthony Rapp
Anthony Rapp became the first man to kill Kevin Spacey in October 2017 as part of
Rapp could also be the first man to bring Spacey to justice in the US. An alleged victim had previously died of cancer, another withdrew his lawsuit. Other alleged crimes are time-barred.
Lawsuits are also threatened in Great Britain
Kevin Spacey is also being sued in the UK. A British law enforcement agency has filed a criminal complaint against the American for four counts of sexual assault. Spacey is said to have molested several men while he was manager of London’s Old Vic theatre. In order for the two-time Oscar winner to stand trial in Great Britain, he would have to be extradited from the USA. However, Spacey announced that he would go to the UK voluntarily to prove his innocence.