Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip hearing in sexual assault case

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The 59-year-old actor is accused of groping a young man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016

Kevin Spacey must turn up at a forthcoming court hearing in Massachusetts, a judge ruled on Monday, after the actor requested that he be allowed to avoid appearing in person when he faces criminal charges that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man at a bar in 2016.

Spacey had submitted a statement to Nantucket district court that his presence at a hearing scheduled for 7 January, on accusations that he groped a young man at a local restaurant and bar, would “amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case”.

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