Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

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The judge swiftly denied Spacey's request, ordering that he attend the court proceedings.

A MA judge on Monday denied Kevin Spacey's request to skip his arraignment on sexual assault charges.

Kevin Spacey made a rare return to public view in Baltimore this weekend, as he awaits his January 7 arraignment in Nantucket District Court.

If Spacey is found guilty of the charges he could serve up to five years in prison or 2.5-year term at a house of correction as well as added to the sex offender registry.

The alleged incident is said to have lasted "three minutes" back in 2016, with documents obtained by DailyMail.com stating the Oscar victor "unzipped the man's fly, stuck his hands in his trousers and began to rub his penis".

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"He did not report the crime at the time, and that was largely because of embarrassment and fear", she said.

In photos obtained by Dailymail.com, Spacey can be seen wearing a baseball cap with the phrase "Retired since 2017" on it, referring to the year he was sacked from House of Cards and replaced in All the Money in the World after actor Anthony Rapp went public with the allegations that he was sexually assaulted at aged 14 by the then-26-year-old.

He had previously been accused by multiple people of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault. Her family made a decision to come forward after others went public with allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey and other celebrities, she said.

"I know you're just doing your job, '" Spacey said, according to the Daily Mail, which also posted a video of the interaction. So we're not done, no matter what anyone says, and I know what you want.

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