Kevin Spacey must face sexual abuse accuser’s lawsuit in New York

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) -A federal judge on Monday rejected Kevin Spacey’s bid to dismiss a civil lawsuit in which fellow actor Anthony Rapp accused the Oscar winner of making an unwanted sexual advance during a party at Spacey’s Manhattan home in 1986, when Rapp was 14. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said there was a genuine factual dispute about whether the now 62-year-old Spacey forcibly touched Rapp’s “intimate parts” to gratify his own sexual desire. Kaplan said Rapp, 50, who is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, can pursue claims of battery and inten…

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