The judge warned Spacey to stay away from the alleged victim and his family as a condition of his bail and adjourned the case until 4 March.
Jackson said in court papers that police reports showed the 18-year-old busboy exchanged numerous text messages and Snapchat videos with his then-girlfriend about his interactions with Spacey at the Club Car bar on the beach resort island off the coast of MA but never mentioned the alleged sexual assault.
Spacey walks to his vehicle outside of the Nantucket District Courthouse. The alleged incident was said to have occurred when the alleged victim was 18 years old.
The busboy's shift ended at midnight, after which he changed his clothes and began talking to Spacey. In court documents, Spacey's lawyers write that the young man lied about his age, "welcomed drinks" bought by Spacey, left the bar with him to smoke a cigarette and gave Spacey his phone number. The teen told police that he sent his girlfriend a video of the incident. In his interview with police, investigators showed the busboy that video and confirmed his and Spacey's clothing that night.
The alleged incident is said to have lasted "three minutes" back in 2016, with documents obtained by DailyMail.com saying the Oscar victor "unzipped the man's fly, stuck his hands in his trousers and began to rub his penis". This request was denied.
The actor did not utter a word during the brief court hearing, which was packed with media and other onlookers.
If convicted of felony indecent assault and battery, the 59-year-old two-time Oscar victor could face as many as five years in prison.
It is the first criminal case brought against Spacey since other allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him in 2017.
Reuters is not identifying Unruh's son because he is an alleged victim of sex assault. He chose to come forward and tell police because he did not want what happened to him to happen to someone else, he said in the complaint.
After pleading not guilty to groping a teenager at his arraignment on Nantucket Monday, actor Kevin Spacey was pulled over for speeding as he was leaving Reagan National Airport in Virginia, an official said.
That claim was made in October 2017, forcing the actor to say he did not remember but apologising if the allegations were true.
His first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26.