The man accusing actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault in a Nantucket bar, currently under criminal process, has filed a civil lawsuit in Nantucket Superior Court.
Spacey's accuser seeks seeks damages for assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit seeks damages in an amount awarded by a jury, costs, interest, attorneys' fees and "further relief as this Court deems just and equitable."
The civil complaint accuses the 59-year-old actor of sexually assaulting the plaintiff, "touching and fondling the Plaintiff's private areas including Plaintiff's genitals." Spacey, whose legal name is Kevin Spacey Fowler, has denied these same allegations in the criminal matter currently before the court on Nantucket.
The civil complaint states that the plaintiff suffered "severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries" and that the man has incurred financial costs for medical and therapeutic care. The complaint also states the accuser has lost earning capacity.
The plaintiff, who prefers his name not be publicized, is represented by renowned Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian. Garabedian is best known for his representation of victims in the Boston Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. The attorney was portrayed in two different films about that matter, "Our Fathers" and "Spotlight".
No hearings have yet been scheduled for the civil case.
Meanwhile the criminal case in this matter remains in process, with the next appearance scheduled for July 8th.