Kevin Spacey charged in U.K. with 4 counts of sexual assault | CBC News


British prosecutors stated Thursday they’ve charged actor Kevin Spacey with 4 counts of sexual assault in opposition to three males.

The Crown Prosecution Service stated Spacey “has additionally been charged with inflicting an individual to interact in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent.”

The alleged incidents befell in London between March 2005 and August 2008, and in western England in April 2013.

Rosemary Ainslie, head of the service’s Particular Crime Division, stated the costs comply with a assessment of proof gathered by London’s Metropolitan Police.

Spacey, 62, was questioned by British police in 2019 about claims by a number of males that he had assaulted them. 

The former Home of Playing cards star ran London’s Outdated Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015.

Spacey gained a greatest supporting actor Oscar for the 1995 movie The Typical Suspects and greatest actor for the 1999 film American Magnificence.

His celebrated profession got here to an abrupt halt in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused the star of assaulting him at a celebration within the Eighties, when Rapp was an adolescent.

Spacey denies the allegations and is at present making an attempt to have a intercourse abuse lawsuit from Rapp in New York thrown out. 

A legal case introduced in opposition to him, an indecent assault and battery cost stemming from the alleged groping of an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket resort, was dismissed by Massachusetts prosecutors in 2019.

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