The man who has accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him in a Nantucket restaurant three years ago has dropped his civil lawsuit, according to Reuters. Mitchell Garabedian, the lawyer for the alleged victim, announced that the accuser was voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit on Wednesday, just a week after he’d first filed it. Spacey is still facing criminal charges as a result of the accusation that he allegedly groped the then 18-year-old victim in July of 2016, after buying him several drinks at the Club Car Restaurant in Nantucket. Spacey made a surprise appearance in court on Wednesday at a hearing where his lawyers petitioned the judge for access to the accuser’s cell phone. The criminal case is expected to go to trial this fall.
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