Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will be charged with seven more se*ual offenses against a man, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced. The prosecution charged the star actress with three counts of indecent assault, three counts of se*ual assault and one count of inducing a person to engage in se*ual activity without consent.
The crimes took place between 2001 and 2004, writes the BBC. The CPS said the new charges followed a review of evidence gathered by London's Metropolitan Police.
Rosemary Ainslie, the head of the division, said:
“The CPS has authorised additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for a number of se*ual assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004.
“The CPS has also authorised one charge of causing a person to engage in se*ual activity without consent. The authority to charge follows a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan police in its investigation.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial”. In July, the 63-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey to deny five charges relating to three men now in their 30s and 40s.
The trial is scheduled to begin in June next year. Last month, a US court dismissed a civil suit against Spacey for se*ualassault. The case was brought by Anthony Rapp who said the actor touched him inappropriately at a party in 1986 when he was 14.
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In a statement on Twitter the next day, Spacey said he did not recall the alleged incident “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior”. He then came out: “I choose now to live as a gay man”.
“I’ve learned a lesson: Never apologize for something you didn’t do,” Spacey told the jurors. “I regret my entire statement”. “I had no belief that this had happened,” Spacey said emphatically.
“I would have never done anything to hurt the gay community,” he said, as tears welled up in his eyes. He explained that he was criticized for appearing to conflate his se*ual orientation with the allegations: “It was wrong, it was really bad, and I’m deeply sorry”.