Spacey lawyer says accuser deleted 'exculpatory' messages

Mail Online | 7/7/2016 | Associated Press
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Kevin Spacey's attorney is accusing the man who says the actor groped him at a Nantucket bar in 2016 of deleting 'exculpatory' text messages.

Defense attorney Alan Jackson says in court documents filed Friday that Spacey's accuser went 'to great lengths to remove text messages that he believes did not fit his narrative.'

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Jackson wants the court to order prosecutors to hand over a 'complete and unaltered' forensic copy of the accuser's cellphone.

Judge Thomas S. Barrett granted the defense's request to examine texts and other records from the alleged victim's cellphone from July 7, 2016, to December 31, 2017.

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But the judge denied several other defense requests, such as one for phone records of the accuser's mother.

Spacey's lawyer is also seeking any communications about the case made by a top prosecutor in the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office who disclosed that his sister is friends with the accuser's mother.

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An email seeking comment was sent Friday to a spokeswoman the prosecutors' office. An attorney for Spacey's accuser declined to comment.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Monday.

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On Thursday, the judge also ordered the Massachusetts bar to hand over CCTV from the night Spacey allegedly groped a teenager in 2016.

Judge Barrett ordered the footage be produced ahead of Monday's pretrial hearing.

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