Kevin Spacey to testify in NYC sex trial against Anthony Rapp

Kevin Spacey to testify in NYC sex trial against Anthony Rapp

Kevin Spacey will testify within the sexual misconduct civil lawsuit introduced in opposition to him by accuser Anthony Rapp in Manhattan federal courtroom.

Spacey’s testimony was confirmed Monday morning by his lawyer Chase Scolnick, who detailed a timetable for the defendant’s case to Choose Lewis Kaplan.

It’s not clear precisely when the Oscar-winning actor will take the stand — but it surely might occur as quickly as Monday afternoon.

Attorneys for Rapp — who claims Spacey made undesirable sexual advances at him when he was a teen — group their case Monday morning earlier than the jury was referred to as into the courtroom.

Previous to testimony resuming, Choose Kaplan agreed to toss one of many claims introduced by Rapp after one in all Spacey’s attorneys argued your complete case ought to be dismissed on the deserves of the regulation.

Kaplan dominated Rapp’s declare of intentional affliction of emotional misery repeated allegations made in his allegation of battery — and subsequently couldn’t go ahead.

He reserved judgement on whether or not or to not dismiss the battery declare, now the only allegation standing within the go well with.

Previous to testimony resuming, Choose Kaplan agreed to toss one of many claims introduced by Rapp after one in all Spacey’s attorneys argued your complete case ought to be dismissed on the deserves of the regulation.Alec Tabak

Spacey’s testimony was confirmed Monday morning by his lawyer Chase Scolnick, who detailed a timetable for the defendant’s case to Choose Lewis Kaplan. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Within the go well with, Rapp claims Spacey touched him that evening for sexual gratification. Alec Tabak

Kevin Spacey listens as Lisa Rocchio testifies throughout Anthony Rapp’s civil intercourse abuse case in a courtroom illustration.REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

Rapp claims a drunken Spacey lifted him up and laid on high of him after a celebration at his Manhattan house in 1986. Rapp, an actor who appeared in “Hire,” was 14 on the time and Spacey was 26.

Within the go well with, Rapp claims Spacey touched him that evening for sexual gratification.

Spacey has denied the allegations.

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