Kevin Spacey pulled over by Washington police for speeding while exiting Reagan National Airport

FP Staff

Jan 09, 2019 17:05:37 IST

Hours after Kevin Spacey appeared in a Massachusetts court over criminal charges relating to groping, the actor was pulled over for allegedly speeding on his way back from the airport.

Kevin Spacey pulled over by Washington police for speeding while exiting Reagan National Airport

Kevin Spacey pulled over outside Washington airport. Twitter/@NewsflashN

The incident took place at Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C on Monday and the actor was stopped by Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police, said Athena Hernandez, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, according to The Boston Globe.

“He was given a verbal warning and immediately following that he continued on without any further incident,” Hernandez was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

Earlier that day, the 59-year-old two-time Oscar winner pleaded not guilty to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016. In court documents, Spacey’s lawyers called the accusations “patently false” and noted that prosecutors have no witnesses to the alleged groping. Spacey’s lawyers wrote that the teen lied about his age, “welcomed” drinks bought by Spacey, left the bar with him to smoke a cigarette and gave Spacey his phone number.

If convicted of felony indecent assault and battery, the former House of Cards actor could face as many as five years in prison.

After the sexual assault charge was announced last month, Spacey released a video in the voice of Frank Underwood, his character on House of Cards, in which he said, “I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the thing I didn’t do.”

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

Updated Date: Jan 09, 2019 17:05:37 IST