Prosecutors drop sexual assault charges against Kevin Spacey
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Prosecutors in Massachusetts have reportedly dropped a felony sexual assault charge against Kevin Spacey.

The former "House of Cards" star had been accused of indecent assault and battery in a 2016 incident involving the 18-year-old son of a former local TV news anchor in Boston. He was charged in January.


During pre-trial hearings related to the case, the accuser's mother admitted to deleting text messages from her son's phone related to the case, ABC News reported. Spacey's accuser invoked the Fifth Amendment and his testimony was later stricken from the record.

The Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts wasn't available for comment. Spacey's attorney, Alan Jackson, didn't immediately return ITK's request for comment.

The case came after several accusations of sexual assault first emerged in 2017 against the Academy Award winner. The multiple allegations led to Netflix cutting ties with Spacey — the final season of its signature political drama didn't include the actor.

In a bizarre video released by Spacey, 59, last year seemingly in response to the accusations, the performer appeared in character as his "House of Cards" role of Frank Underwood, saying to the camera,"But you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you?"

"You wouldn’t rush to judgments without facts, would you? Did you?” Spacey said.