Kevin Spacey’s Lawyers Imply Alleged Victim Allowed Actor To Grope Him

Kevin Spacey is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

According to the Boston Globe, a felony criminal complaint has been filed against the former “House of Cards” actor over the alleged assault of the son of Boston news anchor Heather Unruh at a bar in Nantucket in 2016.

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe told the Globe on Monday, that Spacey is scheduled for arraignment on the charge of indecent assault and battery on Jan. 7, 2019. The criminal complaint was issued at a hearing held Dec. 20, 2018.

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The alleged victim supposedly has video evidence of the assault, at least in part, according to police documents obtained by NBC News. The alleged victim, 18 at the time, reportedly sent his girlfriend a Snapchat video showing Spacey touching the alleged victim “by his crotch.”

“His girlfriend did not believe him so that’s when he Snapchatted the video” the document reads. “The video is one of the last times Spacey touched him.” The alleged victim “tried to shift away with his body… but Spacey kept reaching down his pants.”

The Boston Globe also obtained an audio recording Spacey’s hearing, in which the actor’s lawyers attempted to poke holes in the alleged victim’s account.

Spacey’s lawyers contended that Unruh had been extremely intoxicated on the evening in question, that he lied to Spacey, claiming he was 23 and in college.

The lawyers also pointed to Unruh’s claim that Spacey had groped him under his pants for about three minutes, “an incredibly long time to have a strange man’s hands in your pants,” implying that the alleged victim allowed the groping to occur.

On Monday, Spacey issued his first “statement” since his original response to sexual misconduct allegations in October 2017. In the YouTube video titled “Let Me Be Frank”, Spacey, wearing a Santa apron, addresses the camera in the style of his Frank Underwood character on “House of Cards”.

“Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us but what we had was too strong, it’s too powerful,” he says. “You trusted me, even though you knew you shouldn’t.”

He then addresses his “sendoff” possibly referring to the public outcry against him and/or his firing from “House of Cards”. “You never actually saw me die, did you?” he says, putting on his character’s ring. “Conclusions can be so deceiving. Miss me?”

A number of celebs, including podcast host Jon Favreau and actress Patricia Arquette, mocked the video on Twitter.

Most others evidently did not miss Spacey either, as they expressed on Twitter in response.

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Unruh went public with the allegation in November 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey had made sexual advances toward him as a minor. According to Unruh, Spacey purchased her then-18-year-old son alcohol at the bar and then put his hand down her son’s pants and grabbed his genitals.

“I’m pleased that the case is moving forward in the judicial system,” Unruh told the Globe of the criminal complaint being filed.

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