Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault. The actor is due to appear in court in London on Thursday.
the essentials in brief
- A court case against Kevin Spacey is due to start in London later this week.
- He is charged with four counts of sexually assaulting three men.
Kevin Spacey (62) is apparently expecting a court case in London: As the Metropolitan Police announced on Monday evening, Spacey was charged with four sexual assaults by three men. He is also accused of having enticed a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. The actor is scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court, a court in London, at 10am on Thursday (June 16).
The law enforcement agency Crown Prosecution Service had previously reviewed the evidence collected by the Metropolitan Police and subsequently filed charges. The sexual assaults are said to have occurred in London in 2005, 2008 and in Gloucestershire in April 2013. The man Spacey allegedly assaulted also accused him of forcing him into sexual activity.
Kevin Spacey wants to prove his innocence
Criminal charges were filed against the actor at the end of May. Spacey then announced through his spokesman on the US show “Good Morning America” that he was traveling to the UK as soon as possible. There he wanted to “defend himself against these allegations”.
The 62-year-old is “confident that this will prove my innocence”. Basically, however, he was “disappointed with the decision” that the allegations would even end up in a court in London.
Spacey was Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theater in London from 2004 to 2015. Numerous men had accused the actor of sexual assault from 2017 onwards in the course of the #MeToo debate.
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