Kevin Spacey Hit With New Sexual Offense Charges
Kevin Spacey faces seven more counts of sexual misconduct in the United Kingdom.
Kevin Spacey will be charged with seven additional sexual offenses. The new allegations relate to three counts of indecent assault, three of sexual assault, and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. The crimes are said to have taken place against one man between 2001 and 2004, the Crown Prosecution Service said in a press release.
“The authority to charge follows a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation,” the Crown Prosecution Service added. In July, Kevin Spacey appeared at the Central Criminal Court in London to deny five allegations relating to three men who are now in their 30s and 40s. The Oscar-winner said he “strenuously denies” the allegations before the judge set a trial of three to four weeks beginning on June 6, 2023.
The judge said the trial would be heard at the Old Bailey (another name for the Central Criminal Court) unless the date could be accommodated at Southwark Crown Court in South London. Kevin Spacey was also granted continued unconditional bail, The Guardian reports. Some of the 63-year-old’s legal troubles came to an end in October when he was found not liable for battery against Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp in the 1980s.
Speaking to the media via NBC News, lawyer Jennifer Keller said Kevin Spacey is very grateful to the jury for seeing through the false allegations. Meanwhile, Rapp shared his thoughts on social media saying he is deeply grateful for the opportunity to have his case heard in court. He also thanked the members of the jury for their service. On the same day, as Rapp’s allegations made headlines, the 63-year-old came out as gay in an apology statement.
“I have had relationships with both men and women,” Kevin Spacey said via The Guardian. “I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.” But his decision to reveal his sexual preferences in his statement was seen as a poor attempt to change the subject and shift focus from Rapp’s accusation. He was also maligned for using alcoholic intoxication as an excuse for making sexual advances on a minor.
That’s when his career came to a screeching halt, with Netflix breaking ties with Kevin Spacey on a movie called Gore. He was also removed from the final season of House of Cards. After being shunned for years, the Oscar winner recently booked a few new movies. According to Deadline, his next project is called Peter Five Eight and features the controversial actor in the leading role.
Written and directed by Michael Zaiko Hall, the story follows Peter (Kevin Spacey), a charismatic man who arrives in a small mountainside community in his expensive black sedan. The movie also stars Jet Jandreau a glamorous real estate agent named Sam, who is a slightly unhinged, troubled alcoholic with a dark secret.
Filming was completed in May this year, but Peter Five Eight still doesn’t have a mainstream release date. Kevin Spacey also starred as a police detective in the Italian film The Man Who Drew God. Directed by Franco Nero, the film is based on a true story of a blind man who could draw portraits of people by hearing their voices in 1950s Italy.