Kevin Spacey must have the luck of the Irish on his side. In August 2018, plaintiff’s lawyers presented two alleged victims of Spacey who wished to remain anonymous after expressing “concern for their safety”. In early 2019, he slipped the noose on one case when charges of felony indecent assault and battery were dropped in Nantucket, Massachusetts after the witness, a teenage busboy, suddenly stopped cooperating with investigators. A few months later, the parties “came to a plan” for proceeding with a second anonymous case and envisioned a one-week trial. Spacey objected to the plaintiff’s identity being shielded but a California judge allowed the case to move forward. This week, it looks like the trial will never occur after plaintiff’s attorney informed Spacey that the accuser had conveniently died.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the case “represented the most significant legal situation” for Spacey, who has been accused of sexually improper conduct against multiple individuals. The case could be continued by the heirs of “John Doe” but investigators say that even if the case moved forward, the loss of the most important witness would make the case nearly impossible to litigate.