Actor Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to sex assault charge

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Spacey was charged with felony indecent assault and battery in connection with the alleged July 2016 incident inside a Nantucket restaurant and bar where the actor allegedly touched an 18-year-old man's genitals against his wishes, according to the police report, obtained by PEOPLE.

Spacey has not appeared on the screen or on stage since Rapp came forward.

Spacey must stay away from the young man who accused him of groping him at a MA bar in 2016 and his family, the judge ordered.

The Oscar winner's legal team asked for - and were granted - an order to preserve the victim's cell phone data for six months following the alleged assault.

Dozens of reporters were outside the court as Spacey entered, and at times the award-winning actor raised a small smile.

Spacey, 59, will not have to appear in March, the judge ruled, but he will need to be available by phone. Spacey's lawyers say some of the data is "likely exculpatory".

Heather Unruh, a former TV news anchor in New England, held a press conference in November 2017 saying her son had been sexually assaulted by Spacey.

Spacey's alleged victim was working as a bus boy for the summer in Nantucket and had remained in the bar after his shift finished to see his hero.

He was accused of allegedly groping an 18-year-old at a bar on the island in 2016.

Spacey's attorney Alan Jackson, right, addresses the judge during arraignment.

Unruh's son told police Spacey had bought him several rounds of beer and whiskey and said at one point, "Let's get drunk", according to charging documents.

She accused Spacey of buying her then 18-year-old son alcohol - the drinking age in MA is 21 - and then groping him.

Spacey, who was forced out of public life by accusations of sexual misconduct in 2017, posted a video online in December of himself speaking about allegations of sexual abuse in the character of Frank Underwood, the scheming politician he played in House of Cards before the show dropped him.

In October 2017, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual misconduct dating back to 1986, when Rapp was just 14.

The victim said that is when he left.

He said the two were standing in a crowd by a piano when Spacey unzipped the teen's trousers and groped his genitals for about three minutes.

After the charges against were announced last month, Spacey released a video, and in the same, he had said, "I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the thing I didn't do".