Kevin Spacey’s legal professional checks optimistic for Covid-19 throughout trial

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Jennifer Keller, a lead legal professional representing Kevin Spacey within the sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by Anthony Rapp, has examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Keller examined optimistic Thursday morning and is symptomatic, US District a choose Lewis Kaplan informed the court docket.

“I might ask that everyone on the protection desk masks now,” Kaplan mentioned.

Keller was not current in court docket Thursday morning. The choose relayed the information of the optimistic check.

The trial is in its fifth day.

Multiple jurors and others who had been in shut contact with Keller requested check kits from the court docket. Kaplan instructed these in shut contact with Keller to check on Sunday and Tuesday.

All jurors and folks sitting on the protection desk, together with Spacey, confirmed to Kaplan they’re absolutely vaccinated.

Kaplan mentioned the trial will resume this morning.

“We’ll go so far as we are able to,” Kaplan mentioned.

Clinical and forensic psychologist Lisa Rocchio is on direct examination by Rapp’s authorized crew and is anticipated to be their remaining witness.

Anthony Rapp arrives at the Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday.

After testifying over the course of a number of days, Rapp completed his time on the stand on Wednesday.

He 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 assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional misery.

Spacey’s attorneys have tried to poke holes in Rapp’s claims, amongst them, that Lupita Nyong’o’s USA Prime Time op-ed is what impressed him to return ahead together with his allegations to Buzzfeed in 2017. While Spacey’s authorized crew confirmed that Rapp reached out to the Buzzfeed reporter eight days earlier than Nyongo’s piece printed, Rapp maintained that he was “deeply impressed” to talk publicly about his claims, and reiterated that his preliminary name with the Buzzfeed reporter was off the document.

“It was after studying her article and what she mentioned about breaking her silence that confirmed for me that I used to be going to go forward and provides the interview,” Rapp mentioned.

Spacey’s authorized crew has additionally pointed to discrepancies between Rapp’s claims, together with dates he bumped into Spacey at business occasions.

“Sometimes the reality and reminiscence are totally different,” Keller mentioned.

“In some instances, sure,” Rapp mentioned.

Before ending his time on the stand, Rapp’s legal professional Peter Saghir requested the actor if he had been mendacity about his allegations in opposition to Spacey.

“I’ve not. It was one thing that occurred to me that was not okay,” Rapp replied.

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