Kevin Spacey faces new sexual assault charges

Actor Kevin Spacey in London, July 14, 2022. – Justin Tallis – AFP

Actor Kevin Spacey in London, July 14, 2022. – Justin Tallis – AFP

The comedian, who was found not guilty of sexual assault in a New York civil court last month, faces new charges.

The Crown Prosecution Service, the British service in charge of legal proceedings in England, has just authorized seven new sexual assault charges against the actor Kevin Spaceyreports sky news.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the facts took place between 2001 and 2004. The actor is accused of having forced a man “to engage in non-consensual sexual intercourse”, adds the CPS, referring to elements of the ongoing investigation by the police.

These new charges come as Kevin Spacey has been found not guilty last month of sexual touching. The popular jury of a civil court in New York indeed dismissed the actor at the end of October Anthony Rappwho accused the fallen Hollywood star of sexually touching him 36 years ago at a party in Manhattan.

Already prosecuted by British justice

The two-time Oscar winner (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.

Kevin Spacey had also 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.

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 series House of Cards where he played the main character.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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