NANTUCKET (CBS/AP) — Prosecutors have dropped the groping case against Kevin Spacey. The actor was facing a felony charge of indecent assault and battery on Nantucket.
Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a court filing that he was filing a Nolle Prosequi “due to the unavailability of the complaining witness.”
Spacey was accused of groping a then 18-year-old at the island’s Club Car bar three years ago. The accuser said Spacey allegedly bought him several alcoholic drinks, then groped him.
But the prosecution’s case appeared to fall apart at a hearing surrounding the accuser’s missing cellphone. The alleged victim asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify further after being questioned about text messages the defense claims were deleted.
A truly shocking turn of events as Spacey is a well known sexual predator as well as a long-time friend of former President Bill Clinton.