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Sexual Assault Charges Against Kevin Spacey Dropped

The sexual assault charges that Kevin Spacey faced in a criminal case revolving around an incident where Spacey was accused of groping an 18 year old in Nantucket in 2016 have now been dropped, according to The Blast.

Spacey had pleaded not guilty in January.

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The accuser had recently dropped his civil lawsuit against the actor, and had pleaded the fifth during questioning in the last hearing for this case.

The charges were dropped due to 'the unavailability of the witness.'

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Spacey's lawyers had previously noted that the accuser's mother may have deleted information from her son's phone before handing it over to the police, and that they had gone to "great lengths to remove text messages" that did not "fit his narrative."

There's been no word on whether a settlement had been reached.

h/t: The Blast