Kevin Spacey denies new allegations of inappropriate behaviour

Kevin Spacey has denied new allegations of inappropriate behaviour from men who feature in a Channel 4 documentary released next week.

In an interview with journalist Dan Wootton posted on X, the double Oscar winner said he will "no longer be speechless".

Last year, Spacey was found not guilty by a jury of nine sexual offences alleged by four men between 2001 and 2013 after a trial in London.

He also won a US civil lawsuit in October 2022, after being accused of an unwanted sexual advance at a party in 1986.

The Channel 4 documentary titled Spacey Unmasked is said to feature testimony from men "regarding events they say took place between 1976 and 2013, and relate to what they describe as unwanted sexual behaviour" from Spacey, according to an email shown during the interview.

The two-part series, produced by Roast Beef Productions, is set to air on Monday and Tuesday next week.

"I take full responsibility for my past behaviour and my actions, but I cannot and will not take responsibility or apologise to anyone who's made up stuff about me or exaggerated stories about me," the 64-year-old US actor said.

"I've never told someone that if they give me sexual favours, then I will help them out with their career, never.

"...I've clearly hooked up with some men who thought they might get ahead in their careers by having a relationship with me.

"But there was no conversation with me, it was all part of their plan, a plan that was always destined to fail, because I wasn't in on the deal."

'Clumsy passes'

During the interview, he denied accusations of any illegal behaviour, but did say he had made "clumsy passes" at people in the past.

"Were there times when I would flirt with some of the people who were involved in those programmes who were in their 20s? Yes," he said.

"Did I ever hook up with another actor? Yes. Did I make a clumsy pass at someone who wasn't interested as it turned out? Yes.

"But I was not employing them, I was not their boss, I was often times just swimming in for an hour here or there as a well-known actor to lend support... to answer questions.

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"That may not have been the best decision, and it is not one that I would do today, but it happened.

"It wasn't illegal, and nor has it ever been alleged to have been illegal."

The Usual Suspects and House Of Cards star said he has struggled to get work after being acquitted of all criminal charges, branding his experience a "life sentence".

Spacey was one of the most recognised faces in Hollywood when allegations of sexual misconduct were made in 2017, leading streaming giant Netflix to cut ties with the actor.

Sky News has not been able to verify the latest allegations.