Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge for allegedly sexually assaulting the teenage son of a former Boston news anchor at a Nantucket bar in 2016.
The Boston Globe reports Spacey will be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery at Nantucket District Court on January 7. The charge involves the son of former WCVB-TV news anchor Heather Unruh. The charge comes over a year after the allegation was made against the former House of Cards star.
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe told the Globe that a public show-cause hearing was held in the case on Dec. 20. During that hearing, Clerk Magistrate Ryan Kearney issued a criminal complaint for the charge “against Kevin S. Fowler, also known as Kevin Spacey.”
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In November 2017, Unruh held an emotional news conference in which she publicly accused Spacey, saying her son was a “star-struck, straight, 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim.”
“There was no consent,” she said, describing her son’s account of Spacey having brought him “drink after drink” at the Club Car Restaurant in Nantucket. Her son, who was a busboy at the restaurant, had told Spacey he was of legal drinking age, though he was not. “And when my son was drunk Spacey made his move” putting his hand down her son’s pants and grabbing his genitals, she alleged.
Unruh said her son reported the incident to Nantucket police in the fall of 2017 and provided evidence to investigators.
As news of the criminal charge was announced Monday, Spacey posted a rather odd video on his official Twitter account titled “Let Me Be Frank”, seemingly addressing what was happening to him in real-life in character as Frank Underwood from House of Cards. Watch it below.
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