Kevin Spacey’s legal team has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to charges the actor groped an 18-year-old busboy in a Massachusetts bar in 2016.
Spacey was arraigned on a charge of felony indecent assault and battery during a hearing Monday at Nantucket District Court. The judge ordered the disgraced actor must stay away from the young man.
Another hearing is set for March 4. Spacey does not have to appear.
Spacey’s lawyer has questioned the evidence against him. The judge granted a request by Spacey’s lawyer to preserve the young man’s cellphone data for the six months following the alleged assault.
It’s the first criminal case brought against the 59-year-old after a string of sexual misconduct allegations crippled his career in 2017.