Jury: Kevin Spacey did not molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986.

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury on Thursday sided with Kevin Spacey in a lawsuit alleging that he did not sexually abuse Anthony Rapp, then 14, while a relatively unknown actor in a 1986 Broadway play. I heard. The civil court’s verdict came like lightning. A jury in a federal court in New York pondered for over an hour before deciding that Rap had failed to substantiate their claims. “He didn’t speak to reporters as he left the courthouse,” said lawyer Jennifer Keller. said. He is innocent of everything he has been charged with. He added that there was no truth to all the allegations.” She commented on other sexual harassment allegations against the actress, including criminal charges in the UK. During the trial, Rap tested that Spacey had invited him to his apartment for a party. He approached him from the bedroom after another guest had left. He said the then-26-year-old actor got drunk and fled when Spacey was sure he wanted to leave after he had him partially laid on the bed in his arms. The jury never did, and he would never have been attracted to a 14-year-old man. The suit demanded $40 million in damages. Rapp and his lawyers also left the courthouse without speaking to reporters. In a final statement to the jury on Thursday, Rapp attorney Richard Steigman accused Spacey of lying on the witness stand. “He lacks credibility,” Steigman said. “Sometimes simple truth is best. The simple truth is that this happened.” Rapp (50) and Spacey (63) each tested over three weeks for several days. Rapp’s claims and others’ claims abruptly halted the burgeoning career of a two-time Academy Award-winning actor who saw his job loss and other opportunities run out on the Netflix series “House of Cards.” Rapp was a regular on TV’s “Star Trek: Discovery” and was part of the original Broadway cast of “Rent”. Spacey faces charges of groping a man in a bar in Massachusetts. The charge was later dismissed by prosecutors. Three months ago, he pleaded not guilty in London to charges of sexually assaulting three men between 2004 and 2015 while he was artistic director at London’s Old Vic Theatre. This summer a judge in Los Angeles upheld the arbitrator’s decision to order Spacey to pay $30.9. $1 million to the maker of “House of Cards” for breaching contract by sexually harassing flight attendants. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name those who claim to be sexually assaulted unless they go publicly, as Rapp did. At trial, Spacey tested him as follows: I’m sure the meeting with Rapp never happened. Partly because he was living in a one-room apartment other than the bedroom Rapp mentioned and had never had any gatherings other than housewarming parties. If you are sexually interested in Anthony Rapp or a child. “I knew,” he told the jury. In his final argument with the jury, Keller gave a reason why Rap imagined or concocted Spacey’s meeting. After making a choice and lying on it, I mistook him for his wife and found out that he was his son. She also suggested that Rapp later became jealous of Spacey’s becoming a megastar. After a groundbreaking gig on Broadway’s “Rent”, she got a “smaller role in a smaller show.” “Fame didn’t follow him,” Keller said. “Mr. Rapp’s coach has turned into a pumpkin,” said Keller. “We are here today and Mr. Rapp is getting more attention in this exam than in his entire acting career,” said Keller. In two days of testimony, Spacey expressed regret for a 2017 statement released when Rapp first went public, but if that happens, “I I must sincerely apologize to him for his very inappropriate drinking.” Spacey tapped his eyes with a tissue and said he was pressured by publicists and lawyers to make an empathetic statement. The (MeToo) movement unsettled everyone in the industry, saying, “I learned a lesson that I never apologize for something I didn’t do,” and even wept as he regretted publicly revealing that he was gay. Rapp’s accusations came to the surface because he interpreted it as an effort to change the subject or escape Rapp’s revelations: Spacey tested that he had told the jury about very personal issues at trial that his father was white. A supremacist and neo-Nazi who rebuked him for being gay. Spacey also gave the courtroom a brief taste of his acting when he impersonated then-Broadway performer Jack Lemmon. He found that his ability to impress helped his acting career. This was tested early.
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