Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to 7 charges of sexual assault in London

Sexual misconduct Kevin Spacey

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty on Friday to seven charges relating to alleged UK sexual assaults on a man between 2001 and 2004. Spacey, 63, appeared at Southwark Crown Court via remote video to face the charges, which included one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, three counts of indecent assault and three counts of sexual assault.

Spacey faces a total of 11 sexual assault charges in Britain in all. In July, the actor pleaded not guilty at London’s Old Bailey Court to four charges of sexual assault against three men between 2005 and 2013 in London and Gloucestershire, in the west of England.

None of the alleged victims can be identified under English law. Information restrictions prevent further details from being released before trial.

Spacey appeared voluntarily in a London court when the first charges were brought, vowing to defend himself against the charges.

Those accusations related to a period in which he was artistic director of the Old Vic Theater in London, between 2004 and 2015.

A New York court last month dismissed a $40 million sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who claimed that the Hollywood star attacked him when he was 14 years old. A judge ruled that Rapp had filed the case too late for a criminal charge.

Spacey’s acting career ended five years ago when Rapp’s allegations surfaced and he was cut from the final season of “House of Cards” and other upcoming projects.

The allegations against him arose in the wake of the #MeToo movement that saw numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the film industry.

He has always denied the accusations of sexual abuse.

In 2019, charges against the actor for indecent assault and sexual assault were dumped in massachusetts.

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