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Kevin Spacey Dodges Another Bullet as Judge Rules Alleged Victim Can’t Sue Him Anonymously

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Things have a way of working out for Kevin Spacey. You know, not his career but all the lawsuits and whatnot. A lot of people who have tried to sue Kevin Spacey over alleged sexual misconduct have died. And it’s not like Kevin Spacey had anything to do with those deaths, but he really caught a break there.

Spacey has caught another break as an anonymous man who was suing Spacey for a sexual assault that took place when he was 14 was told he could not sue Spacey anonymously and the man has already said he would drop his lawsuit if he was forced to come forward with his identity to proceed with the suit.

Here’s what Variety reported about the ruling.

But Judge Lewis A. Kaplan was unpersuaded by that argument, noting that C.D. had already shared his story many times over the years, including with Vulture in 2017.

“The evidence suggests that C.D. knowingly and repeatedly took the risk that any of these individuals at one point or another would reveal his true identity in a manner that would bring that identity to wide public attention, particularly given Spacey’s celebrity,” Kaplan wrote.

The judge also found that Spacey’s defense could be hampered if the accuser is allowed to remain anonymous, and that the issue is one of fundamental fairness.

“C.D. has actively pursued this lawsuit — including by recruiting his co-plaintiff,” Kaplan wrote. “He seeks $40 million in damages. He makes serious charges and, as a result, has put his credibility in issue.”

It’s hard to argue with the idea that Spacey has to know who the plaintiff is if he’s going to put together a defense, and he does have the right to defend himself against these sorts of allegations. But Spacey is really starting to look like the OJ Simpson of gay alleged rapists.

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