Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault by CPS

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ROME, ITALY - AUGUST 02: Actor Kevin Spacey attends the reading of the event
Kevin Spacey in 2019. (Getty Images)

Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men, the Crown Prosecution Service said

Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men.

“He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.

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“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”

The alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008, and in Gloucestershire in April 2013.

It follows a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its previous investigation into the actor.

Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, his last major role. (Netflix)
Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, his last major role. (Netflix)

Spacey was questioned by Scotland Yard detectives about sex assault allegations in the UK back in 2019.

The officers travelled to the US to interview the Oscar-winning star, 59, under caution. The Hollywood actor had been facing six allegations of sexual assault in the UK between 1996 and 2013.

Spacey was voluntarily interviewed under caution – he was not arrested – in May, 2019.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  Artistic Director of The Old Vic Kevin Spacey arrives at Ham Yard Hotel for the After Party of The Old Vic's A Gala Celebration in Honour of Kevin Spacey on April 19, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Kevin Spacey arrives at the After Party of The Old Vic's A Gala Celebration in Honour of Kevin Spacey on April 19, 2015. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Spacey was artistic director at London’s The Old Vic theatre between 2004 and 2015.

He was one of the first Hollywood stars to face allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Anthony Rapp alleged he was 14 when Spacey, then 26, made a sexual advance to him in 1986.

Spacey said he did not remember the alleged encounter but apologised for any “inappropriate drunken behaviour”.

The star was sacked by Netflix’s House Of Cards and Sir Ridley Scott erased him from his completed film All The Money In The World in re-shoots costing millions.

The Old Vic theatre found 20 people claimed they had been subjected to inappropriate behaviour from the actor.

Kevin Spacey has denied all allegations against him.

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