Kevin Spacey appears in court – all details in the live stream

In New York, Spacey is also facing a civil lawsuit alleging abuse. The plaintiff states that he was only 14 years old at the time of the alleged assault. Spacey also denies these allegations.

#MeToo debate: Spacey’s career ruined

In the fall of 2017, allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Spacey emerged as part of the #MeToo debate. The Old Vic Theater in London, of which Spacey was artistic director between 2004 and 2015, reported in the same year that it had received 20 complaints about inappropriate behavior against the American.

Spacey lost his role on the Netflix series House of Cards. There, too, crew members had accused him of sexual harassment. He also had to pay production company MRC $31 million in compensation for lost revenue. Scenes with Spacey were also subsequently removed from the film “All the Money in the World”. His role was then taken over by actor Christopher Plummer, who died in February 2021.

After several years of avoiding the public eye, Spacey landed his first minor role in the Italian film L’uomo che disegnò Dio in 2021. However, there were no larger performances. It remains to be seen whether the court case this Thursday will change anything about this career development.