Charges dropped in US sex assault case against Kevin Spacey

William Little had accused Kevin Spacey of groping him in a bar. (File photo: Reuters)

Prosecutors dropped sexual assault proceedings against Kevin Spacey on Wednesday after the case against the Hollywood star collapsed over his alleged victim’s refusal to testify.

William Little had accused the 59-year-old actor of groping him in a bar on the resort island of Nantucket in July 2016.

But Massachusetts prosecutors filed a formal notice of abandonment of indecent assault and battery charges due to “the unavailability of the complaining witness,” who had declined to give evidence due to fear of self-incrimination.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52