THE NEW YORK In one of the cases that ultimately ended Kevin Spacey's career

a jury on Thursday found that the actor did not sexually assault Anthony Rapp

who was 14 at the time, while they were both relatively unknown performers in Broadway shows in the 1980s.

The civil trial's judgement was rendered in an instant. After deliberating for a little over an hour

the jury in a federal court in New York concluded that Rapp had not established his claims.

After hearing the decision, Spacey bowed his head and hugged his attorneys

As he exited the courthouse, he avoided speaking to reporters.

Rapp said in court that Spacey invited him to a party at his residence

and then approached him in a bedroom after the other visitors had departed

He said that the actor, who was 26 at the time, pulled him up and momentarily lay on top of him on a bed.