Last month, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who kept a painting of his good friend, Bill Clinton wearing in a blue dress in his Manhattan mansion, was found dead in a jail cell as he awaited trial for sex crimes after he was accused of pedophilia.
Now, another bizarre story tied to a high-profile alleged, sexual abuser and friend of the Clinton’s is unfolding. An anonymous massage therapist, who is the midst of a sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey, has reportedly died.
Tuesday night with President Clinton in Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/cUaJDNrC
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 18, 2012
According to the Hollywood Reporter – The individual, suing as a “John Doe,” filed claims in September 2018 with the allegation of being forced to grab the actor’s genitals twice during a massage two years earlier at a private residence in Malibu. In May, a federal judge in California allowed the case to move forward despite Spacey’s objection that the plaintiff’s identity was being shielded.
According to Page Six – The massage therapist, who filed his suit as an anonymous John Doe, had claimed he was attacked by the “American Beauty” actor three years ago during a massage session in Malibu.
Spacey, 60, allegedly twice grabbed the masseur’s hand and guided it to his private parts, the suit said. The Oscar winner was also accused of grabbing the alleged victim’s shoulders in an attempt to kiss him and trying to fondle his genitals.
Spacey also allegedly asked to perform a sex act on the massage therapist — causing him to bolt from the session.
Now, just a month after the parties came to a plan for proceeding in the suit that detailed prospective discovery and envisioned a seven- to 11-day trial, the plaintiff’s attorney has informed Spacey that the client “recently passed.”
No further detail is provided, and a request to the plaintiff’s attorney for more information has not been answered.
Spacey recently got out of another legal situation when criminal charges against him were dropped in Nantucket, Mass. In that case, Spacey pleaded not guilty to felony indecent assault and battery, and prosecutors withdrew charges after the accuser — a teenage busboy — stopped cooperating.
The “John Doe” lawsuit subsequently represented the most significant legal situation for Spacey, who has been accused of sexually improper conduct against multiple individuals. In this case, as detailed in a joint report filed in August, plaintiff’s lawyers represented to the court two other alleged masseur victims of Spacey expressing “concern for their safety and/or do not want their names revealed publicly in the media.”
The accuser’s estate could choose to continue with the lawsuit on behalf of Spacey’s “John Doe” accuser. Do you think the heirs of “John Doe’ should continue with the case? Is it slightly suspicious that Spacey’s accusers have either dropped their case against him or are dead?