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Kevin Spacey settles sex assault suit

Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 15:02:25-05

Kevin Spacey has settled a lawsuit with the estate of a man who had accused him of sexual assault, following the accuser’s death in September, Variety reported Tuesday.

The plaintiff, suing as a "John Doe,", alleged that Spacey forced him to grab his genitals and tried to kiss him during a massage session in Malibu in October 2016. Spacey denied the allegation.

A trial was set for federal court in June 2020, but the accuser died, reportedly of cancer, on Sept. 6.

The accuser’s estate filed a notice dismissing the lawsuit on Monday. Each side agreed to pay their own costs. Any other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.