Kevin Spacey was shut down in his attempt to make his sexual battery accuser reveal his name in the case he brought against the actor.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge sided with the accuser and granted his motion to continue on with the case using John Doe instead of his real name.
The accuser claimed he feared threats from Spacey’s fans and believed he had every right to proceed anonymously. Spacey demanded his accuser be made to reveal his name, arguing it was unfair for him to not use his name.
The judge in the case ruled that the man can continue as John Doe, saying, “Plaintiff’s vulnerability to humiliation, harassment, and threats, is further exacerbated by the nature of Defendant’s status as a high-profile celebrity and the media attention that comes with it. The Court finds that anonymity is necessary to protect Plaintiff’s privacy and to protect against any further trauma.”
As The Blast first reported, Doe sued Kevin Spacey for sexual battery, gender violence, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment.
The man claims in October 2016, he was assaulted by the actor while giving a massage at his private residence in Malibu. The man claims Spacey grabbed his hand and forced him to fondle the star’s genitals and made an offer for oral sex.
Doe said he eventually grabbed his massage table and left after refusing the actor’s alleged advances.
He sued seeking unspecified damages.