According to the Boston Globe, an affidavit filed by Spacey read that the actor wished to skip the arraignment because he believes “that my presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case.”
The affidavit also says that Spacey will enter a plea of not guilty. The arraignment has been scheduled for Jan. 7 in Nantucket District Court.
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The charges are connected to an incident that first became public in November of last year, when former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh accused Spacey of groping her then 18-year-old son at a Nantucket bar in 2016. Court