A man who accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault has died before his legal action reached court.
The anonymous massage therapist claimed the actor groped him at a house in Malibu, California, three years ago.
He sued Spacey for sexual battery, gender violence, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment, but the star denies the allegations.
News of the accuser’s death was revealed in a court filing by Spacey’s lawyers.
The man was listed only as John Doe in the case. The filing, lodged by Spacey’s lawyers at a court in California, said his death was “recent”, but gave no further details.
His lawyer, Genie Harrison, accused the actor’s legal team of manoeuvring to get the case dismissed.
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