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Kevin Spacey makes first court appearance over sexual assault allegations

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

made his first appearance at a court over a criminal charge that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old boy at a bar in

The wrote that The House of Cards sported a gray suit, a lavender flowered shirt and a blue polka dot tie as he made his court appearance with his legal team for an arraignment in the sexual assault case.

The two-time winner faces one count of indecent assault and battery that stemmed from an incident that took place in July 2016.

According to reports, no verbal plea was entered and the did not speak. However, his attorneys entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.

The has set March 4 as the next date and has allowed that does not have to be present so long as he is available on phone.

Notably, the case is the first to result in criminal charges for the 59-year-old actor. The alleged victim is the son of a high-profile TV anchor and was 18 at the time when he claims assaulted him after getting him drunk at the Restaurant on in 2016.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 11:36 IST