Kevin Spacey's criminal sexual assault case has been dropped.
The 59-year-old actor originally pled not guilty to criminal charges of indecent assault and battery in connection with an allegation he groped a young man in a bar in July 2016, but now the case will not be going to court, after the Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe dismissed the charges.
In documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, O'Keefe said he was dropping the case due to the "unavailability of the complaining witness."
He then said in a press release: "The complaining witness was informed that if he chose to continue to invoke his Fifth Amendment right, the case would not be able to go forward."
The dropping of the case comes just over a week after Spacey's accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a pre-trial hearing earlier this month.
The meeting in Massachusetts focused on a phone used by the alleged victim, who texted his girlfriend and sent a video during the alleged assault, with the prosecution explaining they had obtained data, which they shared with the defence, before returning the device to the man's family, only for it to go missing.