Jury sides with Kevin Spacey over accuser in sexual misconduct civil trial

A jury in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday found Kevin Spacey not liable in a sexual assault lawsuit brought by actor Anthony Rapp. Rapp's accusation that Spacey inappropriately touched him at a party in 1986, when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26, led to other men coming forward and accusing Spacey of sexual misconduct, derailing Spacey's acting career. The jury, after deliberating for little more than an hour, decided that Rapp had failed to prove his allegations.

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