Esteemed thespian Kevin Spacey is set to face trial in the United Kingdom during the upcoming summer months, as he stands accused of $exually assaulting four individuals. The trial is slated to commence on June 28th at Southwark Crown Court, following a preliminary hearing where Spacey made his presence known via video-link.
Spacey vehemently refutes all 12 charges leveled against him, spanning a period from 2001 to 2013. The trial is anticipated to span up to four weeks, with the potential for an additional hearing in May. Though physically absent from the proceedings, Spacey appeared via video-link, donning a light shirt, grey suit, and a tasteful burgundy tie.
During the hearing, Spacey’s legal representative, the accomplished barrister Patrick Gibbs KC, engaged in discussions with prosecutor Christine Agnew KC and presiding judge Mr. Justice Wall. Simultaneously, Spacey himself confirmed his full name as Kevin Spacey Fowler. However, the location from which Spacey participated remains undisclosed, as Gibbs opted not to divulge his client’s whereabouts.
In December, the prominent Hollywood actor found himself facing seven fresh charges, including indecent assault, $exual assault, and compelling an individual to engage in $exual activity without their consent.
These allegations pertain to incidents between 2001 and 2004, involving inappropriate touching and the coercing of another’s hand against the defendant’s clothed private area.
Previously entering a plea of not guilty to three counts of indecent assault, three counts of $exual assault, and one count of causing someone to engage in $exual activity without consent, Spacey has now, in addition, denied four charges of $exual assault and one count of compelling a person to engage in penetrative $exual activity without consent. As a result, the number of $exual assault charges faced by Spacey in the United Kingdom now stands at 12.
Notwithstanding the legal predicament he faces, Spacey boasts an illustrious career in acting. He rose to prominence in the 1990s, captivating audiences with his performances in cinematic blockbusters such as The Usual Suspects, Se7en, and American Beauty.
On the small screen, he mesmerized viewers with his portrayal of US President Frank Underwood in the critically acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards. Over the years, Spacey has accumulated a multitude of accolades, including two Oscars, a Bafta, Tony, and Golden Globe, alongside numerous Emmy nominations.
As he awaits the trial proceedings, Spacey has been granted unconditional bail, the conditions of which remain undisclosed.