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Not Guilty? Kevin Spacey Is Not Getting Charged Over 1992 Los Angeles Sexual Assault Allegation

Date September 10, 2018

Former Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp was the first of several men to accuse The Usual Suspects star Kevin Spacey of sexual assault. According to Rapp, Spacey invited him to his apartment in 1996 and then tried to get intimate with him.

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Rapp was 14 at the time and claims he was terrified. He managed to struggle free from Spacey and left the apartment in a hurry. So far, more than 30 men have come forward with claims that Spacey assaulted them.

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Last year, London’s Old Vic theater tendered a public apology after they revealed they received 20 allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey who was the artistic director from 2004 to 2015.

Spacey is off the hook

In a new development, prosecutors revealed that Spacey would not be charged for sexual assault claims made a man who says he met the actor in 1992. The man states the incident occurred in West Hollywood in October 1992.

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Explaining their position, prosecutors said the issue was outside the statues of limitations in California and as such, they cannot charge Spacey for any alleged crime. 59-year-old Spacey is being investigated in the UK on six claims of sexual assault that occurred over the past 22 years.

While some people suggest Spacey was cleared of charges because he is wealthy, other commentators believe Spacey was vindicated and the allegations are false. But is he guilty or innocent? When confronted about the Rapp accusation, Spacey said he couldn’t remember the incident.

Spacey’s career has taken a hit since the allegations started pouring in. Netflix sacked the star from hit drama “House Of Cards." Also, he was replaced in "All The Money In The World" at the last minute. What seems like a victory for Spacey just might be a short breath for rest in a long journey.

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