NANTUCKET, Mass. - Kevin Spacey, former “House of Cards” actor, is set to be arraigned Jan. 7 in Nantucket District Court in Massachusetts on a charge of indecent assault and battery, according to court documents. The criminal complaint stems from allegations of a July 2016 sexual assault of a teenager in a Nantucket bar.
According to an official document from Trooper Gerald F. Donovan, of the Cape and Islands State Police Detective Unit, detectives interviewed the alleged victim, William N. Little, on Nov. 22, 2017.
Little is the son of former WCVB-TV anchor Heather Unruh.
In the interview, Little allegedly told detectives he was sexually assaulted by Spacey in Nantucket's Club Car, where Little was working as a bus boy.
Little was 18 years old at the time of the alleged indecent assault and battery, which he says took place during the night of July 7 and the morning of July 8.
After working at the restaurant that night, Little was introduced to Spacey. Spacey, 59, is also accused of bringing the underage teenager multiple alcoholic drinks throughout the night, before the alleged assault occurred.
Unruh publicly accused Spacey of assaulting her son during a news conference last year. Speaking to a room of reporters, Unruh admitted her son was starstruck by the Hollywood actor, who told Little that he was old enough to drink even though he was only 18.
Then, Unruh claims, Spacey molested her son in the middle of the dimly lit room.
"Spacey stuck his hands inside my son’s pants and grabbed his genitals," Unruh said.
"Nothing could have prepared my son for how that sexual assault would make him feel as a man."
Eventually, a woman who witnessed the alleged assault told Little to run when Spacey went to the bathroom, court documents say. He went to his grandmother’s house and told his sister what happened.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who represents Little in the case, released a statement Monday afternoon on the matter.
“The complainant has shown a tremendous amount of courage in coming forward. Let the facts be presented, the relevant law applied and a just and fair verdict rendered,” the attorney said.
“Because of the pending criminal matter, I have no further comment.”
If found guilty, Spacey faces up to five years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender.
Within the last few hours, Spacey shared a "House of Cards"-inspired video of himself as his Frank Underwood character. Spacey's video, titled "Let me be Frank," comes after his silence on social media for more than a year.
The video was released moments after the charges were announced, but there was no word on what it's in reference to.
Spacey has also been accused of sexual misconduct by nearly a dozen men.