US actor Kevin Spacey has been formally charged with 4 counts of sexual assault in opposition to three males, UK police mentioned Monday.
Spacey is anticipated to look earlier than a London courtroom on Thursday morning. The criminal charges were first announced at the end of May when the Crown Prosecution Service gave its authorization.
In addition to the sexual assault fees, the 62-year-old actor “has additionally been charged with inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent,” London’s Metropolitan Police mentioned.
The costs date again to incidents that occurred between 2003 and 2013. The investigation by the Metropolitan Police started following allegations that got here out in the course of the #MeToo motion.
Costs from #MeToo allegations
The actor has denied the allegations, nonetheless, an accusation in 2017 by fellow actor Anthony Rapp that Spacey assaulted him at a celebration within the Nineteen Eighties when Rapp was a teen, introduced Spacey’s profession to a halt.
The Previous Vic theater in London, the place Spacey had been creative director between 2004 and 2015, mentioned in 2017 that it had acquired allegations of inappropriate conduct from 20 males who had come into contact with the actor on the theater between 1995 and 2013.
British police first questioned him in 2019. The 2-time Oscar winner has beforehand mentioned that he’ll voluntarily seem in courtroom to face the fees.
A US courtroom ordered Spacey to pay $31 million (€29.7 million) to the producers of the present “Home of Playing cards,” which he had been starring in when the allegations have been made public.
The corporate behind the collection mentioned that he had “breached” its harassment coverage which had compelled them to fireplace him and minimize quick the ultimate season of the present, for which they incurred monetary losses.
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