Spacey has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of the then 18-year-old son of former Boston WCVB-TV news anchor Heather Unruh at a restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in July 2016. The actor did not admit guilt. He is accused of sticking his hands down the teenage waiter’s trousers and grabbing his genitals, reports Wall Street Journal. He did not want to be present in the court personally. In court documents, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Spacey has claimed that “my presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case.” However, the judges denied his request to avoid court appearance and he was obliged to be present at the hearing. Spacey is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct after In October 2017, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual misconduct against him when he was a teen.