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    This is the first case brought against Spacey after a series of sexual misconduct claims that the famous actor faced in 2017.

    A Nantucket District Court judge has ruled that Kevin Spacey must stay away from a young man who accused the 59-year-old actor of groping him in a Massachusetts bar in 2016. After a brief hearing, Judge Thomas Barrett scheduled the next court date for 4 March.

    Addressing the charges, Spacey said that he plans to plead not guilty.

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    In 2017, the American actor faced numerous sexual misconduct claims in the US and abroad that jeopardised his career. Actor Anthony Rapp said that Spacey made a sexual advance on him in 1986, when he was 14 years old. Spacey, in turn, said that he had no memory of the incident.

    On November 16, 2017, The Old Vic theatre disclosed details regarding previous allegations of inappropriate behaviour made by 20 men during his time there as artistic director from 2004 to 2015.


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