Kevin Spacey finishes testifying in civil sexual misconduct trial

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After about 5 hours on the witness stand, Kevin Spacey completed testifying in his protection in a sexual misconduct trial, stemming from allegations made by actor Anthony Rapp.

Rapp, finest recognized for his function in “Star Trek: Discovery,” claims that in 1986, Spacey, then 26, invited Rapp, then 14, to his Manhattan dwelling the place he picked Rapp up, laid him down on his mattress, grabbed his buttocks and pressed his groin into Rapp’s physique with out his consent.

He is suing Spacey for battery.

Spacey grew emotional a number of occasions throughout his testimony, together with when he mentioned an announcement he put out shortly after Rapp went public along with his allegations in 2017 to BuzzFeed.

Spacey has stated in his testimony that his publicity crew on the time suggested him that he’d be labeled a sufferer blamer if he pushed again.

“I used to be being inspired to apologize and I’ve realized a lesson which is rarely apologize for one thing you didn’t do,” Spacey testified on Monday. “I remorse my complete assertion.”

On Tuesday, Spacey added: “It was past horrifying that I used to be being accused of doing one thing that in my coronary heart I knew I had not performed.”

Rapp’s legal professional Richard Steigman pushed Spacey to take accountability for the assertion regardless of no matter recommendation he might have taken from his crew.

“The buck stops with you, proper, sir?” he requested.

“It does in the long run,” Spacey stated.

The subsequent witness known as by Spacey’s attorneys can be Alexander Bardey, a psychiatrist.

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