UK prosecutors announced on Wednesday that actor Kevin Spacey – who is already set to go on trial next year – has been charged with seven additional allegations of sexual assault dating back to the early 2000s.
new charges The charges include three counts of indecent assault, three offenses of sexual assault and one charge of engaging a person in sexual activity without consent, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.
All charges relate to an alleged male victim, and took place between 2001 and 2004.
Spacey already faces charges related to sexual misconduct in the UK after pleading not guilty in July to four counts of sexual assault and a further count of coercing a man to engage in “penetrative sexual activity”. To go on trial in London next year. without his consent (it is unclear whether the charges announced Wednesday will be considered during that trial).
Spacey, best known for his role as Frank Underwood in the Netflix hit House of cardsHe spent several years living in the UK between 2003 and 2015 working as artistic director for The Old Vic theatre, one of the country's most acclaimed venues. Spacey was honored with an award. honorary knighthood Until now - to King Charles III (then the Prince of Wales) in 2016 for his service to the theatre.
Over the past five years, Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of men. The first actor to make a public appearance in 2017 was Anthony Rapp, who said that Spacey made sexual advances toward her when she was 14 and Spacey when she was 26. Since then, nearly 30 men have accused Spacey of crimes ranging from aggravated assault to attempted rape of a minor. Spacey has denied some of the claims. Last month, Spacey was found not liable for assault and battery against Rapp after Rapp sued Spacey for $40 million. Spacey's career has been affected by the allegations. In May, it was announced that Spacey would star in the historical drama 1242—West entrance, His biggest role since being relegated. it was dropped was dropped from the project in July after preliminary charges were filed against him in the UK
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