Today he had his arraignment in a Nantucket court where he faces charges of sexual assault with a possibility of spending five years in prison if he's found guilty.
Mr Spacey had tried to avoid the arraignment hearing but was ordered to appear by a judge who dismissed his argument that his presence would generate significant adverse publicity.
A pre-trial hearing has been set for 4 March.
Jackson said police reports showed the 18-year-old busboy exchanged numerous text messages and Snapchat videos with his then-girlfriend about his interactions with Spacey at the Club Car bar on the beach resort island off the coast of MA but never mentioned the alleged assault.
Separately, in September, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Spacey would not be prosecuted over an accusation of sexual assault that allegedly took place in 1992. She said her son fled the restaurant when Spacey went to the bathroom. His lawyer is claiming these records are proof that Spacey did not assault the victim in a Nantucket bar.
Kevin Spacey appeared in a packed Nantucket courthouse Monday morning for an alleged sexual assault case stemming from 2016.
After meeting the actor and telling him he was 23 years old - the legal drinking age is 21 in MA - he said he started drinking first beer and then whiskey with Mr Spacey at his urging.
Spacey has also faced other allegations.
They come more than 13 months after the complaint was filed, the latest chapter in Hollywood's reckoning over sexual assault and harassment that has already seen television icon Bill Cosby jailed and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein indicted.
"My client is a determined and encouraging voice for those victims not yet ready to report being sexually assaulted", attorney Mitchell Garabedian said in an email.
After the charges against were announced last month, Spacey released a video, and in the same, he had said, "I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the thing I didn't do". It was unclear whether he was referring to the charge.
The star actor's career offers dried up after he was accused by actor Anthony Rapp in 2017 of making a sexual advance on him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old.
In a Twitter statement, Spacey said he did not remember the incident but offered an apology.