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In Trial of  Kevin Spacey Defense Rests With Its $500 an Hour Expert Doctor Bardey

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 19 – Anthony Rapp's lawsuit against Kevin Spacey was removed to Federal court in November 2020, and an anonymous co-plaintiff C.D. was added.

Spacey wanted to make C.D.'s name public, to order to conduct discovery, he says.  C.D.'s lawyers opposed it, letter on Patreon here.

On May 26, 2022 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis A. Kaplan held a hearing, with Spacey testifying, on Rapp's motion to remand the case. Judge Kaplan at the end said it is his present intention to deny the motion to remand, and that the trial will start in October. Inner City Press attended then tweeted here. [Then video here]

On October 6, 2022, the trail began. On the way in video I, II; afterward Space and Vlog. Here's the live tweeted thread by Inner City Press of the openings, here

On October 18, after cross of Spacey, his expert Dr. Bardey - instead of the expert he first paid, Dr. Loftus of Ghislaine Maxwell trial fame, who apparently didn't say what Spacey wanted and so wasn't called as a witness. Thread here.

On October 19, evidence in the case ended with re-re-direct and -cross of Spacey's expert Dr. Bardey. Thread here:

OK - Rapp v. Kevin Spacey trial now in last day of evidence, cross of Spacey's Dr. Bardey.  Rapp's lawyer: So there were tests that Dr. Rocchio performed, that found Anthony Rapp was reporting his symptoms accurately, right?

Dr. Bardey: Correct. Rapp's lawyer: So they found him to be an honest reporter -- Judge: I used on this. Don't use the phrase. Rapp's lawyer: What did Dr Rocchio score Mr. Rapp, out of 63?

Dr Bardey: I don't remember. Rapp's lawyer: Page 11. You don't have Dr Roccio's report with you? Dr Bardey: I do not. Rapp's lawyer: So I show it to you. 19 out of 63. But you called it off the charts

Rapp's lawyer: How much do you charge Mr. Spacey in this case? Dr Bardey: $500 an hour.  Rapp's lawyer: So you've gotten $45,000. You're a paid expert, right? Dr. Bardey: My time is compensated appropriately.

Rapp's lawyer: You spoke to Mr. Rapp's friend Detective Snow -- Spacey's lawyer: Objection! This has been ruled on! Judge Kaplan: Sustained. Rapp's lawyer: Did Mr. Snow say Mr. Rapp was one of the best people he knew -- Spacey's lawyer: Objection! Judge: Sustained

Re-direct. Spacey's lawyer: Did you read that Ken would get upset at Mr. Rapp of staying in touch with people from his distant past? Did Ken try to stop it? Spacey's expert

Bardey: Yes. Ken said he felt threatened. Break is taken. We're back. Spacey's lawyer: Mr. Rapp was asked if he had experience fear and shame, right? Dr Bardey: He said yes - and 75% of the time. Spacey's lawyer: This is what you mean by off the charts, yes? Dr. Bardey: Correct. I

Spacey's lawyer: You know Zoom, all of us do unfortunately - Mr. Rapp could have turned off Gallery View and not seen Mr. Spacey in the depositions and proceedings, right? Spacey's expert Bardey: Yes.

Spacey's lawyer: If Mr. Rapp, of all the in person proceedings, only came to the one with a lot of press where Mr. Spacey was going to testify, would that be consistent with PTSD? Spacey's expert Bardey: No. [See here, will be part of booklet]

Re-cross (we're getting to the end) Rapp's lawyer: So you were not interested to know how he felt being deposed in this case? Spacey's lawyer: Objection, argumentative. Rapp's lawyer: Let me rephrase. Might it have been helpful to ask?

Bardey: It wasn't a factor

 Rapp's lawyer: Did you ask Mr. Rapp if he knows how to cut Mr. Spacey's face out of Zoom? Spacey's expert Bardey: No.

After rounds of re-re-direct and re-re-cross, "the Defense rests." Judge Kaplan tells jurors to return tomorrow for closing arguments.

  Video outside of court here (Oct 18, Loftus Q) and here (Oct 17, Epstein plane Q).


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