Kevin Spacey Pulled Over for Speeding After Pleading Not Guilty to Sexual Assault in Court

PEOPLE.com | 1/7/2019 | Staff
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Kevin Spacey had a minor run-in with law enforcement just hours after appearing in court on Monday, PEOPLE confirms.

The actor, 59, was pulled over for speeding near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority told PEOPLE.

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Spacey, who was in the driver’s seat, was not given a ticket. The former House of Cards star, who has been recently staying at an apartment in Baltimore, was joined by his attorney, Alan Jackson, who was in the passenger’s seat.

“Kevin Spacey was given a verbal warning not to speed,” the spokesperson said.

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TMZ, which was the first to report, obtained footage of Spacey, in a black Suburban Ford, getting pulled over by two officers.

Jackson did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Earlier that same day, Spacey appeared before a Massachusetts judge for the latest hearing in his sexual assault case stemming from an alleged 2016 incident against an 18-year-old man on Nantucket Island.

He did not enter a plea at the hearing but a not guilty plea was automatically entered on his behalf in accordance with Massachusetts law.

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Spacey was ordered to stay away from the alleged victim, now 20, and the accuser’s family.

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The two-time Oscar winner’s presence in court Monday was mandatory after the judge rejected the 59-year-old Oscar winner’s recent request to have his appearance waived. Spacey’s request, which was filed by his legal team last week, argued that his “presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case.”

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