A future court date was set for March 4, but Spacey’s appearance at that hearing was waived by the judge.
Spacey’s request to not appear at his arraignment hearing Monday was previously denied, with Spacey issuing a statement in an affidavit saying “that my presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case.”
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The charges are connected to an incident reported 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. In 2017, Unruh claimed