Kevin Spacey to Be Charged With Further Sexual Offenses in U.K.

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Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service has said actor Kevin Spacey will be charged with a further seven sex offences.

The new charges include three felonies of indecent assault, three felonies of sexual assault and one felony of causing unauthorized sexual activity. They all involve one male accuser and the alleged assaults cover a period from 2001 to 2004.

Spacey will be on trial in the UK for five counts of sexual assault as early as June 2023. He pleaded not guilty to all five charges in July. The charges relate to the alleged sexual assault of three men when Spacey lived in London and was artistic director of the Old Vic theatre.

Rosemary Ainslie, chief of the CPS Special Crime Division, said Wednesday: “The CPS has cleared additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for a number of assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004.

“The CPS also authorized one charge of causing sexual activity without a person’s consent. The charge follows a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police during its investigation,” Ainslie continued.

“The prosecution reminds all involved that criminal proceedings against Mr. Spacey are ongoing and that he has the right to a fair trial.”

The new charges against Spacey come nearly a month after a New York jury sided with a $40 million civil suit that found the Oscar winner did not molest actor Anthony Rapp when he was a teenager and is not liable for any injuries. .

Rapp first made his claims in a 2017 BuzzFeed article, saying that Spacey lifted him up, put him on his bed, and held Rapp in a sexually aggressive manner. The alleged assault occurred after a party at Spacey’s New York City apartment in 1986. Rapp was 14 years old at the time and Spacey was 26. The two met while appearing in Broadway productions – Rapp in “Precious Sons” with Ed Harris, Spacey in a Jack Lemmon-led revival of ‘Long Days Journey Into Night’.

Elsewhere in Europe, Spacey is expected to give his first speaking appearance in five years with a masterclass at the Italian National Film Museum in Turin, where he will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The actor will hold a talk on stage on January 16, 2023.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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