Kevin Spacey pulled over for speeding hours after pleading not guilty to sexual assault in court
Kevin was not given a ticket even though he was pulled over for speeding but was giving a verbal warning not to speed.
Kevin Spacey had a small run-in with the law and found himself being pulled over for speeding only a few hours after he had appeared in court to plead not guilty to the sexual assault charges made against him in court. As reported by PEOPLE, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority shared that the 59-year-old was pulled up for speeding around Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Spacey was in the driver's seat and was not given a ticket. He has been staying at an apartment which is located in Baltimore and was accompanied by his attorney Alan Jackson who was in the passenger's seat of the black suburban Ford.
The spokesperson shared, "Kevin Spacey was given a verbal warning not to speed." Earlier on that same day, Spacey had appeared before a Massachusetts judge for the latest hearing on his sexual assault case which began from an alleged incident which took place in 2016 against an 18-year-old man.
While at the hearing, he never entered a plea, a not guilty plea had automatically been entered on his behalf in accordance with Massachusetts law. Kevin had been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim and also the victim's family. His appearance in court was mandatory given the judge had rejected his recent request to have his appearance waived. His request had been filed by his legal team only last week and argued that "his presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case." The charge against Spacey goes back to a year ago after former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh publicly called out and accused Spacey of assaulting her son.
He was also charged with felony indecent assault and battery that was linked to an alleged incident which took place in a Nantucket restaurant and bar. It is reported that the disgraced actor touched an 18-year-old man's genitals without consent. Spacey's accuser further shared that he was "texting and Snapchatting" when Spacey allegedly reached into the boys pants and touched his genitals for over a period of three minutes.
The alleged victim tried very hard to move away and also stop Spacey but Spacey allegedly pressed on. He said he left the establishment when Spacey went to the bathroom.
The civil attorney for the alleged victim Mitchell Garabedian shared, "By reporting the sexual assault, my client is a determined and encouraging voice for those victims not yet ready to report being sexually assaulted. My client is leading by example."
There have been some discrepancies on the part of the accuser as well. Reports state that the accuser said he initially lied to Spacey by saying he was a 23-year-old college student and also mentioned that it was he who approached Spacey, wanting a photo, and proceeded to drink heavily before the alleged assault took place sometime after midnight.
Spacey, on his part, maintains his innocence. In fact, on the day the charge of felony sexual assault was brought against him, the actor released a video on his social media accounts, in which he seemed to be channeling his deceased 'House of Cards' character, Frank Underwood. “Some believed everything and have just been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all,” Spacey is heard saying. “They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved.”
“Wouldn’t that be easy if it was all so simple?” he continued. “Only you and I both know it’s never that simple, not in politics and not in life. … If I didn’t pay the price for the things we both know I did do, I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn’t do.”