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Kevin Spacey Massage Therapist Accuser Dies Ahead of Trial

Kevin Spacey Massage Therapist Accuser Dies Ahead of Trial

The massage therapist who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual battery and assault has died.

The anonymous accuser’s death was announced by Kevin‘s attorneys in a notice on Tuesday (September 17) in U.S. Central District Court, according to the LA Times on Wednesday (September 18).

The attorney for the massage therapist, referred to only as John Doe, notified Kevin‘s team of the death on September 11.

“His untimely death was, to his family, a devastating shock that they are struggling to process and is so recent that they have not yet held his funeral service,” the late accuser’s lawyer said in a statement.

“Out of professional responsibility, we notified Spacey’s counsel of Mr. Doe’s passing. We explained our intent to allow his family more time to get past their immediate, paralyzing grief and begin settling his affairs before we filed a death notice with the court — which is our prerogative as his counsel. Spacey ignored our request for compassion and filed the notice yesterday without our consent,” his lawyer added.

“That means that unless the estate is substituted in the party’s place, the court may dismiss the case. Filing the notice yesterday was unnecessary and contemptible. I’m not surprised, however, that Spacey prematurely filed the notice in an attempt to gain the advantage of a ticking clock. Mr. Doe’s family must now open his estate at the same time as planning a funeral and processing their grief.”

It is unclear if the case will proceed.

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