Kevin Spacey Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

·1 min read
Kevin Space at the premiere of Baby Driver in 2017 (Photo: Fred Duval via Getty Images)
Kevin Space at the premiere of Baby Driver in 2017 (Photo: Fred Duval via Getty Images)

Kevin Space at the premiere of Baby Driver in 2017 (Photo: Fred Duval via Getty Images)

Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three different men, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

The alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008, and in Gloucestershire in April 2013.

Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said on Thursday afternoon: “The CPS has authorised criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men.

“He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow 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.”

The Metropolitan Police said that Spacey’s accusers are in their 30s and 40s.

Meanwhile, the CPS said it could not confirm or deny whether or not Spacey will need to be extradited to the UK.

Spacey is a two-time Oscar winner and known for starring roles in American Beauty, The Usual Suspects and the Netflix drama House Of Cards. He was previously artistic director of The Old Vic theatre in London.

Help and support:

  • Rape Crisis services for women and girls who have been raped or have experienced sexual violence - 0808 802 9999

  • Survivors UK offers support for men and boys - 0203 598 3898

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting