NANTUCKET, Mass. - A judge is weighing motions filed by lawyers for Kevin Spacey, charged with groping an 18-year-old man on Nantucket in 2016.
The Oscar-winning former "House of Cards" actor didn't attend Thursday's hearing at Nantucket District Court.
Defense attorney in indecent assault & battery case against actor Kevin Spacey today asked Nantucket judge for a late summer trial.— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) April 4, 2019
Judge said he thinks it will be a fall trial, maybe October or November.
Defense said trial might last 5-6 days.
Judge thought 3.@boston25 pic.twitter.com/KLXFeRx18p
Spacey's attorneys have been seeking to preserve phone and electronic records between the man - who says Spacey unzipped his pants and fondled him - and the man's girlfriend at the time. The assault allegedly occurred at a Nantucket bar where the young man worked as a busboy.
Spacey pleaded not guilty in January to felony indecent assault and battery. His lawyers have called the accusations "patently false."
It's the first criminal case brought against Spacey after several sexual misconduct allegations crippled his career in 2017.
The next hearing is June 3.
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