Actor Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault lawsuit was dismissed because the male complainant refused to identify his identify.
After the complainant refused to identify himself, the sexual assault civil complaint against Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is expected to be dismissed.
According to the legal case, the House of Cards star sexually molested a youngster in the 1980s.
Last week, a federal judge ruled that the man named C.D. in court documents who claims Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was 14 must reveal his identity to the public.
Judge Lewis A. Kaplan believes the public has a legitimate interest in learning the man’s identity, stating that “that interest is enhanced because C.D. has made his charges against a public figure” in this case.
However, attorneys for the accuser have now submitted a letter in a New York court advising the judge of his decision not to reveal his identify and agreeing to the case being dismissed as it relates to C.D.
Attorneys Richard M. Steigman and Peter J. Saghir stated, “As we had previously informed the Court, C.D. believes he is unable to bear the scrutiny and interference into his life if his identity is revealed in this action.”
“Indeed, the Court’s decision on this topic has triggered several news coverage in both national and international media. The unexpected unwanted attention that his name will bring will be too much for him to handle “According to the lawyers,
Anthony Rapp, who joined C.D. in the civil lawsuit against Spacey, also claims that when he was 14, Spacey made unwanted sexual advances on him, claiming the incident occurred at Spacey’s home in 1986.
After Rapp made the allegations, Spacey apologized for what he called “very inappropriate inebriated behavior,” but stated, “I honestly do not remember the encounter.”