Kevin Spacey settles assault lawsuit following death of accuser
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Kevin Spacey has settled a sexual assault case brought by a massage therapist who died in September before the case could be resolved, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The man, who was suing the actor as a “John Doe,” claimed he was forced to grab Spacey’s genitals at a private residence in Malibu, Calif.

After the accuser’s death, his son petitioned a court to allow him to become the administrator of his father’s estate. The court granted the petition, and Spacey and the special administrator have since filed a stipulation to dismiss the case with prejudice, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday. No details of the settlement are publicly available.

The filing comes the week after the death of Norwegian author Ari Behn, who said Spacey groped him in 2007. Behn never brought legal action against the actor.

Behn died the day after Spacey, for the second consecutive year, released a Christmas Eve video in character as Frank Underwood, the antihero politician he portrayed on Netflix’s “House of Cards” before he was written off the show in 2017 amid numerous sexual misconduct allegations.