How’s that trial going?

The young man who said Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey got him drunk and then groped him in a Nantucket, Massachusetts, bar in 2016 pleaded the Fifth on Monday during a court hearing. His testimony from that hearing has been stricken from the record.

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects witnesses from self-incrimination.

Additionally, Spacey’s defense attorney, Alan Jackson, said that the accuser’s mother, Heather Unruh, may have been watching live coverage of her son’s testimony on TV. She denied doing so during her testimony.

“This entire case is completely compromised,” Jackson said. “This case needs to be dismissed and I believe it needs to be dismissed today.”

Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas S. Barrett said he would give the accuser’s attorney time to decide how to proceed, but acknowledged it could be difficult to prosecute without the testimony of the alleged victim.

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29 Responses to How’s that trial going?

  1. C.L.

    … it could be difficult to prosecute without the testimony of the alleged victim.

    Hey, it was no problem for the Victorian DPP in the Pell case.
    One of those two “victims” was dead and never made any accusations while alive.

  2. Entropy

    How do these cases get to court when the only evidence is the accusation of the accuser?
    No witnesses, no physical evidence, no confession, no prior convictions. Only someone pointing a finger accusing “Witch!”
    What the hell is going on?

  3. Sinclair Davidson

    CL – I was thinking that this wouldn’t be a problem in Victoria.

    Entropy – there was “evidence” on a phone that has been mysteriously lost.

  4. C.L.

    It seems likely that Spacey is a serial sexual pest with a sense of entitlement.
    None of this, however, has risen to the level of indictable crime. You have to give him credit for his extremely feisty but considered fight-back. He knew this kid was a grifter and went after him aggressively.

  5. Sinclair Davidson

    Well yes. In the meantime a good tv show was destroyed by this moral panic.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    Believe all fantasists!

  7. Oh come on

    I’m finding it extremely hard to feel sympathy because some champagne socialists are being devoured by their own hypocrisy – by the values they so publicly endorsed and promoted.

  8. Oh come on

    And I adore the likes of talented filth such as Meryl Streep playing Seargent Schultz. It’s glorious. I love it.

  9. a happy little debunker

    Hey, it was no problem for the Victorian DPP…

    But it was when a ‘senior’ Labor official was accused!

  10. C.L.

    I’m finding it extremely hard to feel sympathy because some champagne socialists are being devoured by their own hypocrisy – by the values they so publicly endorsed and promoted.

    There is that.

  11. Mother Lode

    There must be some strange legal nicety that I simply understand involved here.

    The guy said Spacey did it. What else is there to say?

    I think the judge might be trying to get Spacey off (*phrasing!*). He must be a good old boy from the KKK with connections to Trump.

  12. Up The Workers!

    What they need is for Fatty A. and his Labor Party “Get Pell Squad” to go over there and give them lessons in how to convict a Cardinal for a crime he couldn’t possibly have committed – 12 months before they even commenced Police auditions and rehearsals of aspiring pseudo-victims and compo-claimants; in the utter absence of witnesses, corroboration, evidence, means, motive, opportunity, facts, credibility, likelihood, and despite the conflicting testimony of the several people who were with the accused and talking to him outside on the steps at the opposite end of the Cathedral while the crime was improbably alleged to be taking place in the sacristy.

    A little bit of gillarding goes a long way in Dodgy Dan’s Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra.

  13. Suburban Boy

    So does this mean they will remake the crap sixth season of House of Cards?

  14. I_am_not_a_robot

    I agree with mother, in these cases trials are a waste of time and money.

  15. Tim Neilson

    The guy said Spacey did it. What else is there to say?

    It’s not that simple ML. Due process has to be followed where the accused is a left-wing celebrity.

    Is the guy a cis-male, a gay male, or an XY chromosome person who identifies as “fluid”…?

    We need to know how many victim points he has before we can tell how credible his testimony is.

  16. iain russell

    #Hetoo! Believe, brothers and sisters, believe1

  17. iain russell

    Today’s They’reAllKantz award to UTW! at 7.29am. Well done.

  18. stackja

    Daily Telegraph spicy story dismissed.

  19. Dr Fred Lenin

    Be interesting to see what happens in the Paedo Epstein case ,see they have ttransferred the venue to a decromat ruled corupt court . The idea being to attach Trump to the offender ,&(I use the word offender because Epstein is a registered sex offender .)
    Trump ordered Epstein thrown out of del mar for sleazing on young women ,so he is obviously a friend ,unlike clinton who made 26 flights with the pervert and does not know him . Acosta explained the Florida case on youtube ,the Florida law people had oroblems gaining conviction , Epstein must have bought a lot of people off and have corrupted the process . The Feds stepped in and at leastjail ,registration and payment of compensation to ictims . The decromats will politicise ths and Epstein will get a $10 fine . Never mind the victims get Trump thats more impotan than a. Bunch of ruined lives . The Country club jail he served was down to theFlorida Politicians he had bought after all he had bought the clinton gang .

  20. Leo G

    Overheard at the neo-noir court hearing?:-

    Well, whoever Keyser Söze Kevin Spacey is, I can tell you he’s gonna get gloriously drunk tonight.

  21. 2dogs

    If the accuser is now taking the fifth, does that make the accuser vulnerable to being sued for defamation?

  22. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Up The Workers!
    #3102277, posted on July 11, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Don’t forget the quote doctored illegally phone tapped conversation.

  23. Old Lefty

    And, unlike Pell’s accuser and prosecutors, Spacey’s didn’t even claim that Spacey had three hands!

  24. Clam Chowdah

    The texts suggest that the ‘victim’ was live texting the blow by blow of Spacey Como g in to him, to his girlfriend and to a wider group. They suggest that he was finding the whole experience funny and worthy of sharing for entertainment purposes. His girlfriend apparently said, as the ‘victim’ was having his cock gripes by Spacey, “okay have fun and stay safe”.

    Joe Rogan had a guest on his podcast and parodied the whole victim in a very vulgar and funny way. No one believes the victim was really a victim. This is why the deletion of texts appears very suspicious. They may suggest that the victim was a willing participant who is seeking to exploit the matter long after he was the catcher to Spacey’s pitcher.

  25. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    This is why the deletion of texts appears very suspicious.

    These can be recovered by the carrier.

  26. Infidel Tiger

    Said it before, but Stoinis really is a waste of space.

    Can’t bat or bowl.

  27. J.H.

    Pffft Tiger…. all out for 223…. None of them can bat. We gotta see if any of them can bowl now.

  28. J.H.

    Bleh…..Can’t bowl either…. England got it done by the 33’th over.

    NZ v Eng World cup final…. who’da thunk it?

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