Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Kevin Spacey Nantucket Sex Case Dropped, Was There a Payoff? Is there Sand in the Sahara?


The case brought by underage teen boy against Kevin Spacey in Nantucket has been dropped. The official word is that they couldn’t get the cooperation of the witness.

It was only last week that the Unruh family dropped their civil suit against Spacey. So this wasn’t unexpected? Was there a pay off? Is there sand in the Sahara?

The boy’s mother, former Boston newscaster Heather Unruh, really carried on about trying to get justice for her son. She said he said he’d been groped by Spacey in a bar in Nantucket. Heather Unruh made it clear she wasn’t in it for the money.

But as Laura Dern told her child on “Big Little Lies” recently, “It’s not about the money. Well, it is about the money.”

Spacey is loaded and may have some kind of insurance to pay a settlement. And so this episode is over. But Spacey is under investigation in a lot of places. And the original complaint against him, from Rent star Anthony Rapp, will stick to him like glue for the rest of his life.

Heather Unruh better have gotten a big score, too. Without a conviction, and the impression that she was in it for the money, her career is pretty much kaput too.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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