The man, identified only in court documents as a “CD,” said he met the actor around 1981 when he was a student in Spacey’s acting class in Westchester County. In New York City, according to court documents, when he was 14, he began a sexual relationship with Spacey, according to the document.
Manhattan Federal Judge Lewis Ekaplan ruled the public had a legitimate interest in knowing the man’s identity, noting that in this case. “That interest is widening because the CD has made accusations against public figures.”
“The CD states that there is a competitive public interest in keeping the anonymous allegations of sexual harassment so that they are not prevented from proving their rights,”; Kaplan wrote.
In a recent letter to court, CD’s attorney stated: “CD made a reluctant decision” that “he could not act emotionally and would terminate his claim” if the court rejected his motion to execute pseudonym, the judge wrote in His trial
“While the CD is right, the general public is interested in protecting those making sexual harassment allegations so that they are not prevented from proving their rights. But it did not go as far as the public has been interested in keeping the anonymity of everyone who made the accusation. “Rape or other misconduct of a highly personal nature,” adds Kaplan.
Actor Anthony Rapp, who joined the CD in a civil lawsuit against Spacey, claimed the actor had sexually assaulted him when he was 14, according to the lawsuit.The incident took place at the actor’s home in the year. 1986
CNN contacted lawyers representing Spacey, CD and Rapp for comment. One of Spacey’s lawyers told CNN she was not authorized to comment on Monday night.
The suit seeks unspecified damage.