Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

22 2016 US actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show

22 2016 US actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show"House of Cards in Washington DC.- A masseur in California filed suit

Spacey's latest stunt comes less than a week after he released a weird YouTube video - his first social-media interaction in more than a year - in character in his former "House of Cards" role, Frank Underwood.

Kevin Spacey made a rare return to public view in Baltimore this weekend, as he awaits his January 7 arraignment in Nantucket District Court.

The 59-year-old's public appearances come shortly after he was charged with felony sexual assault on Monday, 24 December.

A MA judge on Monday denied actor Kevin Spacey's request to skip his upcoming arraignment on a felony charge he faces for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar in 2016, court documents show.

A MA judge has denied Kevin Spacey's request to skip his appearance in court on accusations that he groped a young man.

Police and court documents detailed the allegation against the "House of Cards" star, who was accused of groping the then-18-year-old victim in a Nantucket bar in 2016.

The allegations were first brought in November 2017, when former Boston TV anchor Heather Unruh told reporters Mr Spacey groped her teenage son during a chance encounter in the crowded bar of a Nantucket restaurant.

His lawyer added that his presence would heighten the "prejudicial media interest" in the case and contaminate the jury pool.

Spacey's attorneys have not spoken publicly about the case but in a court hearing questioned the evidence.

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