On Thursday, a New York court dismissed a $40 million lawsuit against Kevin Spacey filed by an actor who claimed a Hollywood star molested him when he was 14.
The jury found that Anthony Rapp, who was seeking damages for “emotional suffering,” failed to prove that the two-time Oscar winner “touched a sexual or private part of the body,” causing Judge Lewis Kaplan to dismiss the civil case.
After an hour of deliberation, “the jury found the defendant not guilty,” according to a statement from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The 63-year-old star of The Usual Suspects and House of Cards left the court shortly after the verdict was announced, without speaking to reporters.
His attorney said in a statement that “Mr. Spacey is grateful to live in a country where citizens have the right to an impartial jury that makes decisions based on evidence and not rumors or social media.”