Actor and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey is back in the hot seat after prosecutors brought additional charges of sexual offenses in the United Kingdom. Spacey was recently found not liable for sexually abusing a fourteen-year-old actor in the 1980s in the United States.
Just The News reported that Spacey faces several charges, including indecent sexual assault, sexual assault, and additional infractions stemming from his time as an artistic director at a London theater. Just The News wrote:
Actor Kevin Spacey will face charges for seven more alleged sexual offenses in the United Kingdom, the Crown Prosecution Service announced this week.
“The CPS has authorized additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for a number of sexual assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004,” said CPS Special Crime Division head Rosemary Ainslie.
“The CPS has also authorized one charge of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. The authority to charge follows a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.”
The latest criminal probe comes on the heels of Spacey’s release of culpability from a 1986 encounter with then-fourteen-year-old actor Anthony Rapp. Rapp alleged that Spacey, then a grown man, sexually abused him at a Hollywood party.
Rapp has since gone to his own successful Hollywood career, starring in films such as Rent and more recently in television series like a Star Trek spin off in which he was the series’ first openly gay character. Because that’s important now.
Just The News also recapped that trial:
Last month, a jury found the actor was not liable for sexually abusing fellow actor Anthony Rapp at a 1986 party, while the “Star Trek: Discovery” star was just 14.
Rapp had brought a civil suit against Spacey after first making his claims in 2017. Spacey came out as gay following that development.
Rapp had sought a $40 million civil suit but a jury of his peers found Spacey not guilty of the charges. After the trial concluded, Spacey released a statement through his legal team.
Mr. Spacey is grateful to live in a country where the citizens have a right to trial by impartial jurors who make their decision based on evidence and not rumor or social media,” the statement read. “He is deeply thankful to this particular jury. This was a highly educated group of six women and five men, all except one college graduate and most with graduate degrees. Their verdict was swift and decisive. Justice was done today.”
As if the legal team had forehand knowledge of additional charges coming down, the statement also alluded to future cases in which Spacey’s innocence would likewise be proven.
“We’re very grateful that this American jury saw through these false allegations,” it read. “Spacey is deeply grateful. What’s next is Mr. Spacey is going to be proving that he’s innocent of anything he’s been accused of.
It continued: “There was no truth to any of the allegations. This was a highly intelligent, highly educated jury. They’re very, very bright people.”
"*" indicates required fields