Kevin Spacey to Be Charged With Felony Indecent Assault and Battery in Massachusetts Case

Actor will be arraigned at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, 2019

Last Updated: December 24, 2018 @ 12:51 PM

A new criminal complaint was issued against actor Kevin Spacey for indecent assault and battery for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old boy at a Nantucket, Massachusetts restaurant in 2016, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a statement Monday to TheWrap.

The felony complaint stems from an accusation made by Boston news anchor Heather Unruh, who accused Spacey in November 2017 of sexually assaulting her teenage son. According to the DA’s statement, the “alleged incident occurred on or around July 7, 2016 at a local restaurant.”

According to O’Keefe, Spacey will be arraigned at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7.

A public show-cause hearing was held in the case on Dec. 20, in which Clerk Magistrate Ryan Kearney issued a criminal complaint for the charge “against Kevin S. Fowler, also known as Kevin Spacey,” O’Keefe said.

A lawyer for Spacey did not immediately return a request for comment.

In 2017, Unruh claimed in a press conference that her son was at the bar The Club Car in Nantucket where Spacey purchased alcohol for him until he was drunk and then reached into her son’s pants and grabbed his genitals. She added that Spacey then urged her son to come with him to an after-hours party to drink more, but he fled the bar when Spacey excused himself to use the bathroom.

“The victim, my 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,” Unruh said. “This was a criminal act.”

An attorney for Unruh, Mitchell Garabedian, did not immediately return a request for comment.

As the Globe broke the story, Spacey today put out a video on Twitter in which he appears as his “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood, and declares, “you want me back.”

“You wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you?” he said. “You wouldn’t rush to judgement without facts, would you? Did you? No not you. You’re smarter than that.”

Watch it here.

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