Kevin Spacey Is Cleared of Anthony Rapp’s Battery Claim

When Mr Rapp was 14 years old. So Mr. Rapp, an original cast member in "Rent", filed a lawsuit accusing Mr. Spacey of having sex.

On Thursday, after less than an hour and a half of deliberation, the jury decided in favor of Kevin Spacey. 

Mr. Spacey, a star of the political drama "House of Cards" and an acclaimed actor, quickly took a career blow. 

Mr. Rapp's disclosure that was published by BuzzFeed News in October 2017 was followed by more than a dozen other sexual misconduct allegations against Mr. Spacey.

Outside the courthouse on Thursday, one of his lawyers, Jennifer L. Keller, said he was innocent of all counts.

Mr Spacey, who was 26 at the time, denied that such an encounter had ever happened. 

After aguements, the U.S. in Manhattan An 11-person jury in District Court decided in favor of Mr. Spacey

After the verdict, Mr. Spacey stood up with tears in his eyes and hugged his lawyers.