(BREAKING) Kevin Spacey Charged With Sexually Assaulting Three Men In The United Kingdom
Kevin Spacey’s future cards may be up in the air! According to local prosecutors, the American actor is facing criminal charges in the United Kingdom. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has charged Kevin with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The assaults, which reportedly occurred between 2005 and 2013, happened in London and western England’s Gloucestershire.
Kevin Spacey’s U.K.-Based Sexual Assault Charges
Rosemary Ainslie, head of CPS Special Crime Division, announced the charges on Thursday. Additionally, CPS authorized a criminal charge for “causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” The assault charges came after a review of evidence collected by the Metropolitan Police.
The first victim, in his 40s, says Kevin assaulted him twice in London in March 2005. Then, in August 2008, the actor allegedly assaulted the second victim in the same city. In addition, Kevin reportedly caused this same second victim to have penetrative activity without consent. Kevin’s third victim said the sexual assault happened in April 2013 in western England. Both the second and third victims are now in their 30s.
Kevin Spacey’s Alleged History With Assault
Like former Hollywood royalty Harvey Weinstein, Kevin wasn’t spared at the height of the Me Too movement. The first public accusation of sexual assault came from fellow actor Anthony Rapp. Anthony accused Kevin of making sexual passes at him in the 1980s when he was still underage. His story opened the floodgates and by November 2017 Kevin was fired from his lead role in the hit show House of Cards, per ABC News.
By the end of 2018, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against the actor for two sexual assault allegations. Apparently, the statute of limitations had expired.
While that door closed, another involving an indecent assault charge opened in December 2018. Kevin allegedly engaged in an indecent encounter in 2016 with a teenager on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. During his trial testimony, the teenage accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment rights, and the court tossed out the case.
This is a developing story.
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