NANTUCKET, Mass. — A judge said on Monday that a sexual assault case against the actor Kevin Spacey could be ignored after the son who accused Mr. Spacey of fondling him invoked the Fifth Amendment during a hearing his mobile.

The person was requested to insist on Monday about texting he sent and sent at the night in July 20-16 that he encountered Mr. Spacey at a Nantucket pub. Mr. Spacey’s attorney asserts that the son had deleted texting which would back up Mr. Spacey’s assertion that anything happened that night has been consensual flirtation.

Subsequent to the lawyer, Alan Jackson, told the person that he might possibly be charged with a felony the person steered his right to guard himself.