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Judge denies Kevin Spacey’s request to skip Nantucket arraignment

Actor Kevin Spacey. –Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images, file

A Massachusetts judge on Monday denied actor Kevin Spacey’s request to skip his upcoming arraignment on a felony charge he faces for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar in 2016, court documents show.

Also Monday, a newly released affidavit said the actor planned to plead not guilty to the charge.

Spacey’s arraignment is set for 11 a.m. on Jan. 7 in Nantucket District Court. Defendants are required to appear for court arraignments unless their appearance is waived by a judge, according to Massachusetts court officials.

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