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.
Meanwhile, after one allegation against Spacey was dropped in Massachusetts, Adam Citron, a former prosecutor who now works as a criminal defense attorney in NY, told The Associated Press: "Just because this case may have fallen apart, that does not necessarily hamper another investigation or another prosecution". "This is what I do for a living".
No exact details have been provided as to what led to the massage therapist's death at this time. As detailed in a joint report filed in August, plaintiff's lawyers represented to the court two other alleged masseur victims of Spacey expressed 'concern for their safety and/or do not want their names revealed publicly in the media, ' the Hollywood Reporter said. Attorneys for Doe had notified Spacey's attorney of the death. "Spacey ignored our request for compassion and filed the notice yesterday without our consent", his lawyer added.
"Spacey's conduct was extreme and outrageous", the filing continued. His fight for justice is still very much alive. Mr. Doe's family must now open his estate at the same time as planning a funeral and processing their grief.
Spacey's attorneys vehemently denied wrongdoing, and said that the accuser had failed to substantiate his allegations or even specify when and where the alleged assault occurred. Mr. Doe believed their harrowing stories, and in his final months he looked forward to standing up for all of them.
Spacey attends his arraignment on sexual assault charges with his lawyer Alan Jackson at Nantucket District Court on January 7, 2019 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Spacey has been in and out of court for years, defending himself against numerous accusations of sexual misconduct.