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Kevin Spacey Hopes to Skip His Perp Walk

Lawyers ask that he be excused from his arraignment in Massachusetts
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Kevin Spacey, in happier times of 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – Kevin Spacey may have resurfaced in the public eye with a strange and defiant video, but that doesn't mean he wants to endure a perp walk into court. The actor's legal team has asked permission for Spacey not to appear at his Jan. 7 arraignment on a felony sexual assault charge in Massachusetts, reports the Boston Globe. A judge will make the final decision, but Spacey's chances dropped when prosecutors in Nantucket Island weighed in and said Spacey should have to be there, per USA Today. The actor is accused of groping an 18-year-old busboy in a restaurant, and the busboy reportedly has video of it. (Read more Kevin Spacey stories.)

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