An anonymous massage therapist whose sexual assault trial terms against Kevin Spacey were recently agreed upon, has died. The cause of death is unknown at this time.
The Hollywood Reporter writes: ‘The individual, suing as a “John Doe,” filed claims in September 2018 with the allegation of being forced to grab the actor’s genitals twice during a massage two years earlier at a private residence in Malibu. In May, a federal judge in California allowed the case to move forward despite Spacey’s objection that the plaintiff’s identity was being shielded. Now, just a month after the parties came to a plan for proceeding in the suit that detailed prospective discovery and envisioned a seven- to 11-day trial, the plaintiff’s attorney has informed Spacey that the client “recently passed.” No further detail is provided, and a request to the plaintiff’s attorney for more information has not been answered.’
The plaintiff’s estate could continue the lawsuit, but it’s unclear if they will.