Spacey, an Oscar-winner, denies groping an 18-year-old in a restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 2016.
Spacey, 59, said in the court filing he wants to waive the appearance at the January 7 hearing because he lives out of state and he believes that his "presence will amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case".
He will plead not guilty.
The indecent assault allegation first came to light in November 2017 when former Boston TV anchor Heather Unruh told reporters that Spacey groped her teenage son during a chance encounter in a crowded bar.
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It was claimed the alleged victim told others of the incident at the time, but reportedly cited his embarrassment having been "sexually assaulted by a famous person".
Earlier this month, Spacey appeared to break his silence on the allegations, releasing a weird YouTube video in the guise of his former House Of Cards alter-ego Frank Underwood - who was killed off amid the real-life claims.
He had previously been accused by multiple people of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault.
He could be seen telling the camera: 'You trusted me even though you knew you shouldn't. Her family chose to come forward after others went public with allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey and other celebrities, she said. Aside from being in bad taste, the hat has a similarly odd vibe as the video he posted on Christmas eve, where he wears a Christmas-themed apron and delivers a monologue in-character as Frank Underwood of House Of Cards, saying things like "Only you and I both know it's never that simple, not in politics and not in life".