Civil Lawsuit Against Kevin Spacey Dropped

Kevin Spacey Trial

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The civil lawsuit against Kevin Spacey, who was accused of groping a man in Nantucket in 2016, has been dismissed.

The Boston Globe reports the man who accused Spacey of sexually assaulting him has voluntarily dropped the lawsuit. No reason was given as to why, and the attorney for Spacey's alleged victim said no further comment will be forthcoming.

The lawsuit was initially filed last week in Nantucket Superior Court, according to the Associated Press.

Although the suit has been dropped with prejudice—meaning it can't be revived—Spacey's far from free and clear. He is still facing a criminal charge, to which he pleaded not guilty in January

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Kevin Spacey Appears At Court For Hearing In Groping Case

The man who accused Spacey of groping him while he worked as a bus boy at Club Car restaurant is the son of Boston TV anchor Heather Unruh. He was 18 years old at the time of the alleged incident.

A judge had ordered the victim to turn his cell phone over to Spacey's lawyers, but claimed he had lost it.

The Nantucket DA's office is prosecuting the Oscar winner over the alleged incident; it is unclear what kind of cooperation it can expect from its key witness.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

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