Kevin Spacey charged with 4 counts of sexual assault in UK

Kevin Spacey (pictured in 2019) has been charged with sexual assault. (Photo: Getty Images)

Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the UK.

Rosemary Ainslie, head of the Special Crimes Division at Crown Prosecution Services, said: ‘The CPS has cleared criminal proceedings against Kevin Spacey, 62, on four counts of sexual assault against three men.

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

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

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

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

Spacey was questioned by Scotland Yard detectives over sexual assault allegations in the UK in 2019. The Oscar-winning actor was voluntarily questioned on bail – but not arrested – in May 2019. The Hollywood actor had faced to six allegations of sexual assault in the UK between 1996 and 2013.

Spacey, who was artistic director of London’s The Old Vic theater between 2004 and 2015, was one of the first Hollywood stars to face allegations following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Actor Anthony Rapp has claimed he was 14 when Spacey, then 26, made a sexual advance on him in 1986. Spacey said he did not remember the alleged encounter, but apologized for any “inappropriate drunken behavior”.

The star was fired by Netflix Card castle and removed from his finished film All the money in the world in re-shoots costing millions.

The Old Vic found 20 people who claimed they were victims of inappropriate behavior by the actor. Spacey has denied all allegations against him.