Whether it is a coincidence, or a ‘little too convenient’ will likely depend on your starting assumptions.
Kevin Spacey, who under American law is still innocent until proven guilty — a principle we wish the New York Times actually understood, *cough* Kavanaugh *cough* — and who deserves his day in court just like any non-celebrity would, had his anonymous accuser suddenly up and die.
So, now what?
An anonymous massage therapist who claims to have been sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey has died, according to a notice filed in court by the actor’s attorneys.
The individual, suing as a “John Doe,” filed claims in September 2018 with the allegation of being forced to grab the actor’s genitals twice during a massage two years earlier at a private residence in Malibu. In May, a federal judge in California allowed the case to move forward despite Spacey’s objection that the plaintiff’s identity was being shielded.
Now, just a month after the parties came to a plan for proceeding in the suit that detailed prospective discovery and envisioned a seven- to 11-day trial, the plaintiff’s attorney has informed Spacey that the client “recently passed.”
Ok, we readily admit, the coincidence of the timing here is nothing short of breathtaking.
The article continues…
Spacey recently got out of another legal situation when criminal charges against him were dropped in Nantucket, Mass. In that case, Spacey pleaded not guilty to felony indecent assault and battery, and prosecutors withdrew charges after the accuser — a teenage busboy — stopped cooperating.
So, this is the second time he got out of a legal scrape when luck turned up in his favor.
Of course, Social Media is already having some fun with it…
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 18, 2019
With this SECOND ‘lucky break’ deep-sixing criminal charges against him, what’s your opinion?
Is Kevin Spacey effectively the Powerball winner of the legal world? Or is NOBODY that ‘lucky’?