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The court acquitted Kevin Spacey in the case of sexual harassment

A court in New York acquitted actor Kevin Spacey in a sexual assault case, DPA reported.

The allegation was brought by actor Anthony Rapp, who claimed that in 1986, when he was 14 years old, he was the victim of sexual harassment. He said Spacey tried to seduce him at a party in Manhattan 36 years ago, and demanded $40 million in damages. At that time, the future Hollywood star was 26.

The case became public in October 2017, at the very beginning of the “Me Too” movement (#MeToo) against sexual assault. After that, many more men accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault and he fell out of favor.

The two-time Oscar winner denies all accusations against him.

The trial against Kevin Spacey began on October 6 and lasted exactly two weeks. The 12-member jury acquitted him after less than two hours of deliberations, adds BTA.

Spacey, 63, has won the world’s most prestigious award, the Seventh Art, twice – for best supporting role in the film “The Usual Suspects” in 1995 and for best actor for “American Charms” three years later late. He also starred in House of Cards, but was dropped from the hit series due to allegations of sexual assault.

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