Kevin Spacey has been charged with seven more sexual offenses in the UK, London’s Metropolitan Police have confirmed.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced the new charges on Wednesday, saying the alleged offenses against one man took place between 2001 and 2004.
The new charges against the 63-year-old include three counts of indecent assault, three counts of indecent assault and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
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“The CPS has authorized further criminal proceedings against Kevin Spacey, 63, for a number of sexual offenses against a single man between 2001 and 2004,” Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS’s Special Crime Unit, said today. statement.
“CPS has also authorized one charge of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. The authorization of the charge follows a review of evidence collected by the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.
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“The prosecution reminds all concerned that the criminal case against Mr. Spacey is active and that he is entitled to a fair trial.”
The actor was charged on Tuesday, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement to CNN on Wednesday. Spacey is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on December 16.
The Hollywood actor is already in front four counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent in the UK.
The 63-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey in July and pleaded not guilty to five charges against three men, now aged in their 30s and 40s. A trial was set for June 6, 2023 by Judge Mark Wall, who said it would last three to four weeks.
The CPS, which has spent more than a year reviewing documents sent to it by the Metropolitan Police, announced the initial charges in May.
Police said the alleged assaults took place between March 2005 and April 2013 – four in the capital and one in Gloucestershire.
At least some of the charges are believed to stem from Spacey’s time at the Old Vic Theater in London, where he served as artistic director from 2004-2015.
Spacey, who has also fought sexual assault allegations in the US, was recently A New York jury found him not liable for battery.
The court case in October centered on allegations that he grabbed actor Anthony Rapp and briefly laid him on top of him in bed after a party in 1986.
Jurors deliberated for about an hour and concluded that Rapp had not proven that Spacey “sexually or intimately touched” him, and Judge Lewis Kaplan formally dismissed the case.
A two-time Academy Award winner, celebrated for his roles in The usual suspects swear American beautyhas become share $42.8 million to the producers of his hit series House of Cards after the first allegations against the actor first surfaced in 2017.
A judge found that Spacey had breached his contract with the production company MRC by violating the company’s policy on sexual harassment.
– Reported by CNN and Associated Press.
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