But indecent assault and battery charges were dropped on Wednesday after the accuser refused to testify about a missing phone, which the defence said could prove the actor’s innocence.
Mr Spacey has faced several sexual misconduct accusations but this was the only one to result in a criminal case. The claims date back three years, when the accuser says Mr Spacey bought him alcohol and groped him at a bar on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The accuser was ordered to take to the stand this month after he said he lost the phone he had used on the night of the alleged assault. Mr Spacey’s lawyers had accused the man of deleting text messages and said the phone could be used to prove their client’s innocence.