“John Doe” who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault dies

The anonymous massage therapist who accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault has died, a lawyer for the man confirmed to CBS News on Wednesday. The individual, filed a lawsuit as “John Doe,” in September 2018 in California that accused Spacey of forcing him to grab Spacey’s genitals twice during a massage session two years ago. 

“His untimely death was, to his family, a devastating shock that they are struggling to process and is so recent that they have not yet held his funeral service,” said Genie Harrison, an attorney for John Doe, in a statement.

A notice of John Doe’s death was filed in court by Spacey’s attorneys on Tuesday afternoon, Harrison said. The filing triggers a 90-day countdown for an estate to be substituted substiuted for John Doe, Harrison said.

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