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Kevin Spacey Calls for Anonymous Accuser to Be Identified in Lawsuit Dismissal Motion

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Attorneys for Kevin Spacey have filed a motion for dismissal of a harassment lawsuit filed by a therapeutic massage therapist who accused the actor of forcing him to seize his genitals throughout a personal therapeutic massage.

The lawsuit is separate from legal costs of indecent assault and battery faced by Spacey for an alleged incident involving a then-teenage boy at a bar in Massachusetts. Spacey was indicted on these expenses a month after the therapist’s lawsuit was filed.

In courtroom documents obtained by TheWrap, attorneys for Spacey argue that the actor might be “severely prejudiced” if the nameless therapist’s id just isn’t disclosed, and that since no harm was threatened, “the party more vulnerable to threats and privacy invasion is [Spacey] given his public profile.”

The lawsuit was first filed in California, but has been moved to federal courtroom after Spacey’s legal professionals efficiently argued that the trial should not be held there, as Spacey not lives in the state.

Now, counsel is arguing that since it is in federal courtroom, permitting the accuser to remain nameless “violates the longstanding requirement of judicial proceedings being open to the public, and multiple Federal Rules of Civil  Procedure, including the requirement that the Complaint identify the names of the parties and that a case be litigated by the real party in interest.”

Spacey’s staff also argues that anonymity prevents the protection from receiving potential info from third parties concerning the accuser which are related to the case. The case now turns to the plaintiff’s attorneys, who must justify the accuser’s continued anonymity.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.