Prosecutors drop sexual assault charge against actor Kevin Spacey

His accuser invoked the Fifth Amendment in court, when asked whether he knew it was illegal to delete texts before turning his cellphone over to police in a criminal case.
1:25 | 07/17/19

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Transcript for Prosecutors drop sexual assault charge against actor Kevin Spacey
There were major developments involving actor Kevin spacey and those accusations against him by a young man in Massachusetts. Today, what prosecutors revealed. And here's ABC's linsey Davis, who has been reporting on the case. Reporter: The decision late today by Massachusetts prosecutors to drop the sex crime charge against Kevin spacey comes after a stunning moment in court last week. All of those were deleted from the screenshots, missing from the screenshots that you sent to officer Kelly, is that right? Yes. Reporter: Spacey's accuser initially answering questions, then invoking his fifth amendment rights when asked about whether he knew it was illegal to delete text messages before turning evidence over to police in a criminal case. Spacey's lawyer immediately called for the case to be dismissed. He's the sole witness that can establish the circumstances of allegation of the night in question. Reporter: The accuser was 18 years old when he says the Oscar winner groped him at a piano bar in nantucket in 2016. But the case unraveled after the young man's phone disappeared. His mother, a former Boston TV anchor, admits she deleted a few things before turning it over to police. There were just a couple of things that concerned me. Reporter: Two weeks ago end the accuser dropped a civil case against the actor. As for spacey, he has consistently denied all the allegations against him. David? All right, linsey Davis, who has been covering this from the start. Thank you.

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