The file thickens. Already prosecuted by British justice for sexual assaults on three men, the American actor Kevin Spacey will have to answer new charges for the same reason, announced the service of the prosecutor of the Crown (CPS) on Wednesday. “The CPS has authorized additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for several sexual assaults on a man between 2001 and 2004,” the service in charge of the most sensitive and complex investigations in the United Kingdom said in a press release.
The actor is also accused of having forced this person “to engage in non-consensual sexual intercourse”, adds the CPS, referring to elements of the ongoing investigation by the police. The two-time Oscar-winning actor (for “American Beauty” and “Usual Suspects”) has already been prosecuted by British justice for four sexual assaults on three men between March 2005 and April 2013, when he was director of a London theater. Heard in July during a preliminary hearing on these facts, he pleaded not guilty. The trial is due to be held in June 2023.
Abandoned charges in the United States
The charges against him were made in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the Weinstein scandal, named after the American film producer targeted by numerous accusations of harassment and sexual assault, revealed in the fall of 2017. They had serious consequences on his career, since he was landed by netflix from the hit series House of Cards where he played the main character.
Last October, Kevin Spacey was found not guilty of sexual touching by a New York civil court. Actor Anthony Rapp accused him of groping him 36 years ago at a party in manhattan. Always at UNITED STATES, Kevin Spacey had been charged with indecent assault and sexual assault on an 18-year-old young man in a bar in the state of Massachusetts, on the East Coast. The charges were dropped in July 2019.