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"Contact director. Alleged victim. Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey appeared before a judge in tuck it Massachusetts today and was arraigned on a felony charge of indecent assault and battery on an eighteen year old busboy at an an tuck it bar ABC's. Aaron Katersky joins us on the KOMO Newsline from Boston you're right there in the courtroom. Give us the details. What was Kevin Spacey like his demeanor his appearance? It was hard to judge what he was thinking because he didn't say anything he walked into court. It was quite a spectacle, synthesis. Sleepy January untuckit eyelid. And this was probably the busiest the courthouse had ever been according to folks who work in it. And he came in in a gray suit paisley shirt blue tie, and nothing as he was read the indecent assault charge that he faces a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. And and as quick as he came in. He left without saying anything cameras were clicking away. Aaron give us a little background on this case. This is involving an eighteen year old busboy who I believe had told Kevin Spacey upon meeting him that he was twenty three years of age is that correct? Told him. He was twenty three sought an autograph. And then Kevin Spacey started chatting up eventually the conversation turned toward sexual prowess. He invited him repeatedly back to the home where he had been staying, and he plied him with drinks, according to the criminal complaint that some point they move toward the bar near a piano. And that's when police said that Kevin Spacey groped the young man for a full three minutes at one point. He was snapped chatting with his girlfriend took a video of it. But the defense has already questioned whether that video really shows what the the accuser reports to show and Kevin Spacey's defense team made clear they are going to fight these charges. They successfully gotten to the accuser and his girlfriend to preserve what was on their cell phone and the latter part of twenty sixteen and and and Kevin Spacey's cases due back in court in March. And and what is the potential sentence? Five years in prison. So it's it's the only accusation that has ever made it court a criminal charge. Kevin Spacey has been accused on a number of occasions of similar type thing is going back to two thousand four the only thing that has ever a criminal stage and one that does carry the cost ability as I say five years in prison. He's his career essentially dead air. And because the only thing we've seen lately of him was that bizarre video of him talking like Frank Underwood from the house of cards and referring to this case. Yeah. It was creepy. The day. He was charged and he posted that video on Twitter, and he was talking channeling his character about, you know, rush to judgment and seeing all the evidence that the truth will prevail and all that it didn't come with any commentary. But it was an understandable message. But for now, Kevin Spacey's career has been sidelined eastern, laying low in Baltimore, whereas managerless he's been seen on occasion, handing pizza the paparazzi outside. But but beyond that has has that we know of done, no work ABC's. Aaron katersky. Joining us from Boston. Thank you. Erin.."