A massage therapist who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault has died, according to court records obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. The anonymous person, only known as “John Doe”, had filed a lawsuit against the disgraced actor in September 2018.
Lawyers for Spacey were informed of the death on September 11th and subsequently filed a “notice of statement noting plaintiff’s death.”
“No further information or details have been given to Mr. Fowler’s counsel, but Plaintiff’s counsel stated they intended to notify the Court with additional information at an appropriate time in the future,” the filing stated.
The anonymous accuser and Spacey’s lawyers had recently agreed to a plan for proceeding in the lawsuit, per THR. The two parties planned a trial lasting as long as 11 days.
In the filed suit, “John Doe” alleged that Spacey forced him to touch his genitals twice during a private massage therapy session in Malibu in 2016. The former House of Cards star was also accused of grasping the massage therapist’s shoulders “in an attempt to kiss him and trying to fondle his genitals.” Additionally, per Page Six, Spacey allegedly asked if he could “perform a sex act” on the anonymous accuser, at which point John Doe ended the session.
This past July, a separate civil lawsuit against Spacey was dropped by the accuser, an 18-year-old male from Massachusetts. Scotland Yard is still known to be investigating allegations that Spacey sexually assaulted six different men while based in London between 1996 and 2013.
Despite the ongoing investigations, Spacey has begun to return to the spotlight. In recent months, he was spotted singing with a street band in Spain and holding a poetry event at the National Roman Museum.