In an unfortunate turn of events, the massage therapist who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault has died.

The accuser referred to as "John Doe" in legal papers passed away from unknown causes and now, instead of having some time to grieve, the family's got to rush to get their ducks in a row due to Spacey's attorney team actions.

Genie Harrison, John Doe's attorney, told Radar Online in a statement that Spacey's legal team filed a notice of death even though they told them not to. Harrison believes they did this in an attempt to "dismiss the case."

"While there is no court deadline for filing a party’s death notice, filing triggers a 90-day countdown," Harrison explained. "That means that unless the estate is substituted in the party’s place, the court may dismiss the case."

"Filing the notice yesterday was unnecessary and contemptible," Harrison continued. "I’m not surprised, however, that Spacey prematurely filed the notice in an attempt to gain the advantage of a ticking clock."

"Mr. Doe’s family must now open his estate at the same time as planning a funeral and processing their grief," Harrison added.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Doe alleged that the "House of Cards" actor forced him to touch the actor's genitals twice and tried to kiss him forcibly. Doe alleged that he suffered and continued to suffer physical injury, emotional pain and distress, among other issues, following the alleged incident.

The trial was set to begin on June 23, 2020.

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Kevin Spacey arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Los Angeles TV Tea Party in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 21, 2013. Reuters/David McNew