A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed against Kevin Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who says Spacey made sexual advances on him in his apartment in the 1980s when he was 14. was of
U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan dismissed the claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress after Rapp’s lawyers presented evidence. Kaplan said elements of the claim mimic Rapp’s claim that he was the victim of assault and battery.
Spacey’s attorney argued for the case to be dismissed on the grounds that Rapp’s attorneys had failed to substantiate his claims.
Kaplan said the case could proceed with the assault and battery claims alleged by the 50-year-old rap. Star Trek: Discovery On television he was part of the original Broadway cast. rent.
Spacey, 63, is expected to testify later Monday. Spacey was an Oscar-winning actor popular in the Netflix series. House of cards When the claims of Rapp and others in 2017 suddenly derailed his career.
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Rapp testified that he was watching television in bed after a party in Spacey’s apartment when a fully clothed Spacey entered the room, picked him up like a groom carrying a bride. Placed on the bed and partly climbed on top of it.
Rapp said he broke free and briefly went to the bathroom before fleeing the apartment, but not before Spacey followed him to the door and asked if he was sure he wanted to leave.
The Associated Press typically doesn’t name sexual assault accusers until they come out publicly, as Rapp has done.