Kevin Spacey to face 4 sexual assault charges

Kevin Spacey to face 4 sexual assault charges

Through a statement on June 13, the London Metropolitan Police announced that American actor Kevin Spacey was formally charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the United Kingdom between 2005 and 2013.

For this reason, on June 16 at 10:00 am, he will have to appear before the London Court for the four accusations plus another charge in which he participated in a sexual activity with penetration without the consent of one of the men mentioned after an investigation. prison that the police initiated in 2017.

ActorKevin Spacey

As presented in the lawsuit, the events were committed when the 62-year-old actor ran the Old Vic, one of the most historic theaters in London. Two of those charges relate to sexual assaults during March 2005 in London against one of the complainants, while the second assault involved another man in August 2008, where Spacey engaged in penetrative sexual activity without the consent of the victim. The fourth accusation arises from a third complainant who claims to have been sexually assaulted by the former star of House of Cards in April 2013, in Gloucestershire, south-west England.

The sexual assault charges against Spacey were cleared last month by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service. Although it was initially suggested that they would try to extradite the actor for his trial, this was not necessary, since he decided to appear voluntarily in court.

Photograph of actor Kevin Spacey leaving a court

Through a spokesman, Kevin Spacey assured the talk show good morning america he is sure that he will prove his innocence.

I very much appreciate the statement by the Crown Prosecution Service in which they carefully reminded the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair and innocent trial until proven otherwise. While I am disappointed in your decision to proceed, I will voluntarily report to the UK as soon as it can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I trust will prove my innocence.

Kevin Spacey at trial in lawsuit for sexual accusation

This is not the first time that the Oscar winner has been involved in a lawsuit of this type, since he previously had to dismiss a civil lawsuit in which actor Anthony Rapp accused him of having abused him at a party in the Spacey’s house in Manhattan in 1986, when Rapp was just 14 years old.

In addition to that, the interpreter of Lester Burnham was accused of creating a toxic environment, making rude comments and touching young employees without their consent during the recording of the Netflix series. House of Cardsreasons that caused his separation from the project in 2019.

Kevin Spacey in 2019 during a sexual abuse trial against him

Since he was publicly accused of sexual misconduct in 2017, Kevin Spacey has tried to remove his life from the media and tries to appear as little as possible in public.

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