Kevin Spacey accuser takes stand, invokes 5th Amendment

The cellphone belonging to the young man accusing the actor of allegedly groping him is missing; Spacey has pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery.
1:25 | 07/09/19

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Transcript for Kevin Spacey accuser takes stand, invokes 5th Amendment
An that was just the beginning of the questions that unraveled today, including major questions about the phone lost. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: The case against Kevin spacey in jeopardy tonight. His accuser taking the stand today, but then, invoking his fifth amendment right after questions about whether he had deleted text messages, leading the judge to strike his testimony from the record. Spacey's lawyer pounced. He's the sole witness that can establish the circumstances of his allegation on the night in question. This case needs to be dismissed and I believe it needs to be dismissed today. Reporter: The judge seemed to agree, saying he wasn't sure if the case would continue or collapse. The accuser's mother, a former Boston TV anchor, admitted today -- I deleted a few things. Reporter: But she says she did not delete any texts related to the night in question. Another issue, the accuser's phone is missing. "The house of cards" star is accused of groping the then 18-year-old man in nantucket in 2016. The 59-year-old actor has pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and battery. Just last week, the accuser dropped a civil lawsuit against spacey. As for that state trooper testified today that he returned the phone to the family, but did not get a reseptember. Now, both the accuser's father and mother testified they don't know what happened to the phone. The judge set another hearing for the end of the month. David? All right, linsey, thank you.

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