A judge has dismissed one of the legal claims Kevin Spacey faces against actor Anthony Rapp – who says the American Beauty star performed sexual acts with him in his apartment. in the 1980s when he was 14 years old.
S District Judge Lewis Kaplan dismissed the charge of intentional mental distress after attorneys for Mr. Rapp completed presenting evidence.
Mr Kaplan said elements of the complaint overlap with Mr Rapp’s claim that he was a victim of assault and assault.
Spacey’s attorney argued to dismiss the case on the grounds that Mr Rapp’s attorneys had failed to substantiate his claims.
Mr. Kaplan said the trial could proceed with the assault and battery claims confirmed by Mr. Rapp, a 50-year-old regular on TV show Star Trek: Discovery.
He was part of Rent’s original Broadway cast.
Spacey, 63, is expected to give evidence late Monday.
Spacey was an Oscar-winning actor who rose to fame on the Netflix series House Of Cards when Mr Rapp and others claimed in 2017 to abruptly derail his career.
Mr Rapp was performing in Precious Sons on Broadway in 1986 when he met Spacey, then 26 years old.
Rapp said he was watching TV in bed in Spacey’s apartment after a party when a fully clothed Spacey walked into the room, lifted him up like a groom carries a bride, placed him across the bed and partially climbed on top of him. .
Mr Rapp said he was free to wriggle and go to the bathroom briefly before running out of the apartment, but it wasn’t long before Spacey followed him to the door and asked if he was sure he wanted to leave the apartment. are not.
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