NEW YORK (AP) – A jury has concluded that Kevin Spacey didn’t molest fellow actor Anthony Rapp in the 1980s.
This brings to a conclusion a trial that was an outgrowth of the (hash)MeToo movement.
The verdict in the Manhattan federal court civil trial came after jurors considered whether to believe Rapp’s claims that he was psychologically damaged after Spacey made a sexual advance on him in 1986.
Spacey testified that the encounter never happened, and said he was sure of it.
The 2017 claims by Rapp and others brought an abrupt halt to two-time Academy Award winner Spacey’s career.