Spacey: Court appearance would 'amplify' negative publicity

In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

December 31, 2018 01:07 PM

Kevin Spacey says his presence at a Massachusetts courthouse on accusations that he groped a young man would "amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case."

Spacey says in documents received by the Nantucket District Court on Monday that he's pleading not guilty and believes he should be excused from appearing at his Jan. 7 arraignment.

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