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Kevin Spacey Says He'll Plead Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charge

News Summed Up 2019-01-01 05:30:00

BOSTON (AP) — Former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he groped a young man in 2016, a judge ruled on Monday. Spacey has said he will plead not guilty to felony indecent assault and battery. An attorney for Spacey, Juliane Balliro, had argued that Spacey’s presence at his arraignment would only “heighten prejudicial media interest in the case” and increase the risk of contaminating the jury pool. Emails seeking comment on the judge’s ruling were sent to Spacey’s attorneys and the district attorney’s office handling the case. Spacey’s attorneys have also questioned the evidence against him.