Nantucket, MA - The indecent assault and battery case against actor Kevin Spacey seems to be falling apart as the actor's accuser is reportedly unable to find a phone that Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett had ordered turned in to State Police by Friday.
The accuser's lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, said in court documents filed Wednesday that neither the accuser nor his parents have been able to find the phone. Garabendian reports that they are using an expert to search for backups of the phone.
Judge Barrett has granted the accuser an extension until July 8th to locate the phone.
The phone is of critical concern to the defense's case, who accuse the accuser's mother - former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh - told authorities that she had removed from the phone anything concerning her son's "frat boy activities" before turning it over to authorities. Spacey defense attorney Alan Jackson has said the accuser may have deleted certain messages between him and his then-girlfriend before sending screenshots of conversations to an officer investigating the case.
Garabedian said that Spacey's accuser and his parents have no memory of seeing the phone since it was turned in to authorities in 2017. Officials have stated that they returned the phone to the accuser's father, but Mr. Garabedian reports that the father does not remember getting the phone back from police.
Spacey is accused of getting the 18 year old man drunk and then sexually assualting him at the Club Car on Nantucket.