Kevin Spacey Formally Charged In U.K. With 4 Counts Of Sexual Assault


Actor Kevin Spacey was formally charged Monday in the U.K. with four counts of sexual assault against three men, and one count of “causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent,”all of which he denies, weeks after the charges were authorized against him.

Key Facts

The Metropolitan Police said Spacey is due to appear in court on Thursday.

Key Background

Charges were authorized last month against Spacey, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by over two dozen people. The counts relate to interactions Spacey allegedly had with three different men between 2005 and 2013 in London and Gloucestershire. Spacey was the artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London between 2004 and 2015. In response to the charges being authorized, Spacey said he would “voluntarily” appear in the U.K and he was “disappointed” with the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to move forward with the charges, which the agency did after an investigation from the Metropolitan Police. Spacey said he was “confident” he could prove his innocence. Spacey previously faced an assault and battery charge in the U.S., which was later dropped. He also faces a civil suit from actor Anthony Rapp, who was the first accuser to come forward against Spacey in 2017.

Future Reading

Kevin Spacey Will Appear In U.K., Claims Innocence Of Sexual Assault Claims (Forbes)

Kevin Spacey To Be Charged In U.K. With Sexual Assault Against Three Men (Forbes)

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