Kevin Spacey didn’t molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury Thursday sided with Kevin Spacey in one of the trials that derailed the film star’s career, finding he did not sexually assault then 14-year-old Anthony Rapp, while both were relatively unknown actors in Broadway plays in 1986.

The verdict in the civil trial came quickly. A federal jury in New York deliberated for a little over an hour before deciding that Rapp had failed to prove his allegations.

As the verdict was read, Spacey bowed his head and then hugged his lawyers. He did not speak to reporters as he exited the courthouse.

“We are very grateful to the jury for clearing these false allegations,” said his attorney, Jennifer Keller.