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KEVIN SPACEY TRIES TO SKIP ARRAIGNMENT

Kevin Spacey is trying to dodge the ritual "perp walk" before a crowd of onlookers and shutterbugs when he’s arraigned next month on sex assault charges in Massachusetts.

His team filed a motion Friday asking for permission for him to not appear at his January 7th arraignment. The Oscar-winner was charged with groping an 18-year-old at a Nantucket restaurant. More than 30 men have come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct, but this is the first formal charge to stem from the allegations.

Prosecutors are firing back, saying they won’t agree to a waiver. Said Assistant District Attorney Michael Giardino in response: "a defendant who receives a summons...shall be ordered to appear before the court for arraignment on a date certain."