Judge rules federal court proceedings in Anthony Rapp’s s*x assault civil lawsuit against Kevin Spacey: According to the latest ruling given by judge Lewis Kaplan, the s*x assault civil lawsuit against Kevin Spacey can now proceed in the federal court in New York. According to the allegations, the incident happened in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old and Kevin had put Rapp in bed and also came close before Rapp got into their senses and walked out of the room. The judge noted that Rapp and Kevin were both clothed and it is not sure if Rapp acted in a manner to satisfy his s*xual desires during that encounter. For more news onbreakingnews.com
Judge rules federal court proceedings in Anthony Rapp’s s*x assault civil lawsuit against Kevin Spacey
However, Rapp has alleged that it was assault and also made changes regarding the battery. He is now seeking compensation for the emotional distress he underwent for a long time. The judge also mentioned that Rapp has testified in a deposition that there was no undressing or s*xualized talk during the encounter which lasted for about 2 minutes.
Kevin Spacey has however denied all the allegations. The British prosecutors had recently authorized police to charge him with multiple counts of s*xual assault against three men. Kevin volunteered to appear before the UK court over the charges. The charges relate to incidents that happened between 2005 and 2013 in London.
The scandal has taken an interesting turn as many victims have turned up in the recent past against Kevin. This has made things difficult for the former actor and he even faced the risk of being arrested in London for the charges. However, as he stayed in the US, there was a discussion about bringing him to London for the case. Kevin voluntarily agreed to face the charges in the UK court.
The recent judgment will mean that he can now face the charges related to Rapp in the New York federal court. According to legal experts, the case lacks much evidence as the incident happened many years back and even Rapp is not sure if he is accusing the actor of s*xual assault as his statements have not indicated anything in this regard. The judge has issued a statement about the incident.
Both the lawyers were not available for comments regarding the judgment and it would be interesting to see the next moves of the legal team to fight the case. While Rapp is seeking compensation for the emotional trauma, Kevin has straight away denied all charges against him in this case.