Criminal charges dropped against actor Kevin Spacey
The victim refused to testify.
Massachusetts prosecutors dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey "due to the unavailability of the complaining witness," CNN reports.
The alleged victim exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a July 8 pre-trial hearing focused on the disappearance of a cell phone he used the night of the alleged assault and questions about whether he deleted text messages. Spacey's defense, in turn, argued that the man deleted messages that could prove the actor’s innocence.
Kevin Spacey was accused of having grabbed the genitals of 18-year-old youth in 2016 in a restaurant in Nantucket Island. He did not admit guilt. More than 30 men accused Spacey of harassment and violence, but only one case reached the court.