BOSTON — A Massachusetts judge has denied Kevin Spacey’s request to skip his appearance in court on accusations that he groped a young man.

Kevin Spacey

The decision by Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett on Monday means Spacey will have to attend his Jan. 7 arraignment.

Spacey had argued he should be excused because his presence would “amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case.” He’s pleading not guilty.


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