Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari's 1999 movie American Beauty has become bizarrely tangled up in a sexual assault case between a teacher and his teenage student.

A 31-year-old Colorado teacher is building his defence around the OSCAR-winning film, which shows a middle-aged Spacey having an inappropriate relationship with Suvari's teenage character.

Attorneys for the DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS teacher have suggested the assault never took place, adding the alleged victim is obsessed with the film and she made it all up.

15/06/2004 13:35