The file thickens. Already on trial in British court for sexually assaulting three men, American actor Kevin Spacey will have to answer to new charges for the same reason, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced on Wednesday. “The CPS has authorized further criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for numerous sexual assaults on a man between 2001 and 2004,” the service responsible for Britain’s most sensitive and complex investigations said in a press release.
The actor is also accused of forcing that person “to engage in sexual intercourse without consent”, the CPS adds, citing elements of the ongoing police investigation. The two-time Oscar-winning actor (for “American Beauty” and “Usual Suspects”) has already been prosecuted by British courts for four sexual assaults on three men between March 2005 and April 2013, when he was the director of a theater in London. He was heard in July during a preliminary hearing about these facts, and pleaded not guilty. The trial is to be held in June 2023.
Abandoned charges in the United States
The allegations against him were made in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the Weinstein scandal, named after the American film producer who was hit by several allegations of harassment and sexual assault, revealed in the fall of 2017. They had serious consequences for his career since he was landed by Netflix from the hit series “House of Cards”, where he played the main character.
Last October, Kevin Spacey was found not guilty of sexual assault by a civil court in New York. Actor Anthony Rapp accused him of touching him 36 years ago at a party in Manhattan. Also in the United States, Kevin Spacey had been accused of indecent assault and sexual assault on an 18-year-old young man in a bar in the state of Massachusetts on the east coast. The charges were dropped in July 2019.