Elton John appeared briefly for the defense on Monday in Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault trial, attempting to undermine a man who said the Oscar winner violently grabbed his crotch while driving to the singer’s summer event.

After his spouse, David Furnish, testified that Spacey did not attend the annual party at their Windsor house the year the complainant said he was attacked, John appeared in court via video link from Monaco.

According to one of the claimed victims, he was driving Spacey to the White Tie & Tiara Ball in 2004 or 2005 when the actor grabbed him so hard that he almost ran off the road.

Furnish backed with Spacey’s claim that he only attended the event in 2001. Furnish stated that he checked photographs taken at the party from 2001 to 2005, and that Spacey was only seen in images from that one year. Every year, he added, all attendees were photographed.

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According to John, the actor arrived to the party on a private aircraft in the early 2000s.

Furnish stated that Spacey’s entrance surprised him and that he remembered it since it was a huge deal.

“He was an Oscar-winning actor, and there was a lot of buzz and excitement that he was attending the ball,” Furnish explained.

John stated that he only remembers Spacey attending the gala once and that the actor stayed the night at their home following the occasion. He also revealed that Spacey purchased a Mini Cooper at the Elton John AIDS Foundation auction that night.

The claimed victim stated that while he may have mistyped the year, he will never forget the occurrence since it stole his breath away and nearly caused him to wreck the automobile.

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However, the timeframe is significant since the man claimed that Spacey fondled him for several years beginning in the early 2000s. He claimed that the encounter was the last time he threatened to attack the actor and afterwards avoided him.

Spacey stated that the two were friends who had some amorous contact, but because the individual was straight, the actor respected his wishes not to go any further. He stated that he was devastated to find that the man had complained to police about him and that the man had “reimagined” what had been consensual touching.

Furnish said he knew the complainant and called him “charming,” the same word Spacey used.

Spacey, 63, has pleaded not guilty to a dozen allegations, including sexual and indecent assault and inciting someone to engage in penetrative sexual behavior without their consent.

Last Thursday, the two-time Academy Award winner asserted that he never sexually abused three of the four victims who described frightening encounters between 2001 and 2013. The incidents allegedly progressed from unwanted groping to forceful fondling, with one instance of an oral sex act performed on an unconscious guy.

Spacey called one man’s fondling charges “pure fantasy” and said he had consensual relationships with two others who afterwards regretted it. He acknowledged a fourth man’s claims, admitting he made a “clumsy pass” after a night of heavy drinking, but he objected to the “crotch-grabbing” portrayal.

John’s statement comes little over a week after a gig in Stockholm marked the end of his 50-year touring career.

It’s the second time this year that the “Rocket Man” star and Furnish have appeared in a London courtroom. The two attended proceedings in their phone hacking lawsuit, which they filed alongside Prince Harry against the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper.

The pair, as well as actors Elizabeth Hurley and Sadie Frost, are among those who say Associated Newspapers Ltd. abused their privacy by collecting voicemails and employing illegal tactics to snoop on them.

A judge is considering whether to dismiss the case after the publisher claimed that the organization waited too long to file their claims.


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