Actor Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men

Actor Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men
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*TW: story contains sexual assault detail which some readers may find upsetting*

Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

 

The 62-year-old Oscar winner has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent, making it five charges in total, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the UK confirmed today (May 26).

 

Rosemary Ainslie, the head of the CPS special crime division, said: “The CPS has authorised criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men.

“He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan police in its investigation.

“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”

 

The first two charges relate to alleged sexual assaults on a man, now in his 40s, in London in March 2005, while a second alleged victim, a man now in his 30s, is claimed to have been assaulted in London in August 2008.

The serious sexual offence charge – causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent – also relates to the second alleged victim.

The third complainant relates to an alleged assault on a man who is now in his 30s in Gloucestershire in April 2013.

 

Spacey faced several accusations of sexual harassment and sexual abuse from numerous alleged victims after Star Trek: Discovery‘s Anthony Rapp came forward with his alleged experience in October 2017.

Rapp claimed in an interview that Spacey made a “sexual advance” on him in 1986, when he was just 14 years old and Spacey was 26.

 

At the time, Spacey didn’t deny the allegation, but said that he did not “remember the encounter”.

Then adding, “I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.”

 

After the events of 2017, Spacey was immediately dropped from Netflix series House of Cards and digitally excised from Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World and replaced by Christopher Plummer. 

According to reports, while the CPS has authorised the charges against Mr Spacey it is understood he has not been formally charged as he is not in the country.

 

Spacey is a two-time Oscar winner well known for starring in Seven, The Usual Suspects, LA Confidential, American Beauty and Baby Driver, as well as the Netflix series House of Cards.

 

The CPS has said it could not confirm or deny whether or not Spacey will need to be extradited to the UK.

 

 

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