Kevin Spacey’s attorneys are arguing that the Snapchat video footage obtained by investigators that police say reveals the actor allegedly groping an 18-year-old doesn’t present against the law.
The state police report obtained by Mass Dwell allegedly features a video exhibiting Spacey, 59, groping the entrance of the teenage sufferer’s pants throughout the alleged July 2016 assault at a Nantucket restaurant.
Police and courtroom paperwork obtained by a number of shops Wednesday outlined the encounter between Spacey and the 18-year-old accuser, who’s the son of former WCVB information anchor Heather Unruh.
Courtroom audio from Dec. 20 obtained by the Boston Globe reveals Spacey’s protection attorneys disputing the declare that there’s something incriminating within the Snapchat footage. His attorneys argued that the video solely reveals somebody touching one other individual’s shirt however doesn’t present the alleged groping. Spacey’s attorneys additionally mentioned they imagine there may be not adequate proof to maneuver ahead with the costs as a result of the accuser didn’t report the incident to police for over a yr.
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In line with Mass Dwell, the 18-year-old sufferer instructed police he despatched a video to his girlfriend over Snapchat to show that his model of occasions occurred. The teenager’s girlfriend additionally spoke to police and confirmed the existence of the clip, the report mentioned.
Unruh’s teenage son was working as a busboy on the Nantucket restaurant on the time of the alleged incident. Spacey and the youth started to speak and at one level he instructed the “Home Of Playing cards” actor he was 23, the state police report mentioned.
instructed investigators that because the evening continued Spacey allegedly made a number of requests to return dwelling with him. He then alleges Spacey sexually assaulted him by rubbing his thigh after which unzipping the teenager’s pants and touched him with out consent, the report revealed. The teenager additionally alleged he tried to show his physique away however the “Regular Suspects” star continued to try to seize him.
“[Unruh’s son] didn’t know what to do. He didn’t need to get in hassle at work or get his work in hassle,” Trooper Gerald F. Donovan wrote within the report. “He is aware of he’s solely 18, he’s not imagined to be ingesting, and he’s not imagined to be ingesting at work.”
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It was throughout the several-minutes-long change that the teenager captured the alleged assault on Snapchat and despatched it to his girlfriend, the report revealed.
The teenager instructed police it was when Spacey went to the lavatory that he left the bar and instructed his sister in regards to the incident, describing it as “rape.”
Unruh’s teen son reported the assault to Nantucket Police on Oct. 31, 2016 with the investigation shifting ahead on Nov. 22, 2017 after the sufferer spoke with Massachusetts State Police.
Spacey launched a weird “Home of Playing cards”-inspired video Monday after it was introduced he was going through felony fees for the 2016 incident.