The sexual assault charges that Kevin Spacey was facing after he was accused of groping a man at a bar in Nantucket have now been dropped.
According to court documents filed today in Massachusetts, Dukes County District Attorney Michael O’Keefe stated they were dropping the charges due to “the unavailability of the complaining witness.”
The move is not a surprise given the last hearing on the matter. Spacey’s legal team questioned the whereabouts of his accuser’s phone and whether or not he deleted information from it.
Spacey’s accuser took the stand during the hearing and eventually pleaded the fifth.
As The Blast previously reported, Spacey’s accuser who claimed he was fondled by Spacey recently dropped his civil lawsuit against Spacey.
His lawyer did not give a reason for the dismissal or state if a settlement was reached with the disgraced actor.
Spacey pleaded not guilty in January to a charge of indecent assault and battery relating to an incident in 2016 where he allegedly groped a then 18-year-old at a bar in Nantucket.
At a show-cause hearing last December, Spacey’s lawyer argued that his accuser — the son of local news anchor Heather Unruh — did not report the incident right away and was not interviewed by investigators until a year later.
Jackson pointed out that Unruh’s son told investigators that he was the one who approached Spacey, exchanged phone numbers with him, and lied about his age (he told Spacey he was 23, not 18).
Kevin Spacey’s lawyer also noted that Unruh’s son told investigators he consumed somewhere between eight and 10 drinks in a little over an hour and admitted he was so intoxicated, that he might have blacked out after Spacey allegedly groped him.
In a hearing last month, Spacey’s attorney, Alan Jackson, argued that the accuser’s mother deleted information from her son’s phone before handing it over to police. Spacey’s legal team claimed the accuser went “to great lengths to remove text messages that he believes did not fit his narrative.”