Spacey had his lawyers asked to be allowed to stay of the hearing on the grounds that his presence “the negative publicity around his person would increase”, but the court went on in. Spacey, dressed in a dark suit with shirt and tie, nodded silently while his lawyers agreed with the ruling. The session lasted barely six minutes. The short session was broadcast live on American television.
There is a new hearing scheduled on 4 march. This should be followed by Spacey, is not personally present, but he must be within telephone reach in case there are questions that he must answer. A large group of reporters was the actor outside the courthouse to wait, but Spacey left the building without speaking to them.
Spacey is “immoral aggression” and “physical injuries” shall be paid. In July 2016 he has a then 18-year-old young man drunk and then indecently groped. Since the autumn of 2017, there are already more than 30 charges against Spacey received by the court that are all about sexual aggression. As a result of the complaints broke the streaming service Netflix's contract with Spacey for the success series “House of Cards”, in which Spacey, the role of the ruthless U.s. president Frank Underwood, played.
Spacey, defended himself a few weeks ago in a bizarre video on YouTube in which he seemed to take of Frank Underwood. “I'm going to certainly not pay the price for things that I have not done,” he said in that video. “You would be the worst would not believe if there is no evidence for, isn't it? “ he asked the observer rhetorically. “You should not judge without to know the facts. Right?”