Kevin Spacey settles mysterious sex assault lawsuit months after accuser’s death

A federal lawsuit filed by a massage therapist against Kevin Spacey before his unexpected death in September was dismissed on Monday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the lawsuit against Spacey, 60, was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled at a later date. Sky Alves, a special administrator who was legally representing the accuser’s estate, was listed as the plaintiff.

The unidentified masseur had accused Spacey of forcing him to touch his genitals at the actor’s Malibu home in October 2016.

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The Times reported that the case was dismissed by the masseur’s estate. Spacey’s lawyer told the news outlet that their client did not pay to have the case settled.

A month after the masseur’s death, Los Angeles prosecutors announced that they are dropping sexual assault charges against Spacey. They cited the lack of an accuser as the reason for the dismissal.

Monday’s news comes days after Norwegian author Ari Behn — who also accused Spacey of sexual assault — reportedly took his own life.

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