Kevin Spacey, wearing a "Retired since 2017" hat, delivers pizza to paparazzi

Kevin Spacey must turn up at a forthcoming court hearing in MA, a judge ruled on Monday, after the actor requested that he be allowed to avoid appearing in person when he faces criminal charges that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man at a bar in 2016. On the day he was charged, the actor released a freaky video on his social media accounts in which he revived his deceased House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, to deliver a pre-prepared monologue protesting his innocence. On Sunday, he was spotted in Baltimore, according to the Daily Mail , which relayed a unusual incident in which he handed a pizza to a photographer.

A MA judge has denied Kevin Spacey's request to skip his appearance in court on accusations that he groped a young man.

Spacey, 59, has been charged with felony indecent assault and battery for his alleged role in a 2016 incident inside a Nantucket restaurant.

Spacey's lawyer also argued in court documents that his presence would "heighten prejudicial media interest in the case" and increase the risk that jurors will be contaminated.

"I know you're just doing your job", he told one photographer.

More than 30 people have accused Spacey of sexual misconduct, which led to his unceremonious dismissal from "House of Cards" and his complete removal from Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World".

Kevin Spacey made a rare return to public view in Baltimore this weekend, as he awaits his January 7 arraignment in Nantucket District Court.

  • Kyle Peterson