Kevin Spacey might be in the clear in the civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery, all because the man died.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Federal Judge is unclear how to move the case forward at this time.
A male masseuse (using the pseudonym John Doe) sued Spacey over an alleged incident at the actor’s home in 2016. The case was moving forward, until Spacey revealed Doe died.
Earlier this month, the actor informed the court of Doe’s death. In newly filed docs, Spacey says he is unsure how to proceed, since no estate lawyer has been established for Doe.
He says, “Counsel for defendant Kevin Spacey Fowler understands no legal representative for Plaintiff has been determined or appointed as of this time and that Plaintiff’s existing counsel has not been retained by any such representative. As a result, Plaintiff’s existing counsel is without authority to act as they have no client.”
A judge has yet to rule on how the case will proceed.
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 claimed 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.
Kevin Spacey demanding the case be dismissed unless Doe revealed his identity, along with denying all allegations of wrongdoing.
The judge recently sided with Doe by ordering he can continue on without revealing his identify. The decision was a blow for Spacey who had been fighting to force him to name himself.
The accuser claimed he feared threats from Spacey’s fans and believed he had every right to proceed anonymously. Spacey demanded he reveal his name arguing it was unfair for him to not use his name.
Back in July, Spacey did have sexual assault charges stemming from a separate alleged incident dropped.