Kevin Spacey has pleaded not responsible to seven fees regarding alleged sexual assaults within the UK.
The Academy Award-winning actor appeared immediately on the Southwark Crown Courtroom through video hyperlink. Carrying a black swimsuit, shirt and a lightweight coloured tie, he spoke to verify his actual title, Kevin Fowler, after which deny all seven fees put to him.
The fees have been introduced by a single male complainant and the incidents are alleged to have taken place between 2001 and 2004. They span three counts of indecent assault, three of sexual assault and considered one of inflicting an individual to have interaction in sexual exercise with out consent.
A trial date has been set for June 6, 2023 — the date beforehand given to a case introduced by three males that Spacey pleaded not responsible to again in July final yr. Spacey’s lawyer, Patrick Gibbs, verbally agreed to affix the circumstances, that means they are going to now be handled in a single single trial, which is anticipated to take about 4 weeks. The protection can nonetheless ask for separate trials however has a deadline of March 24 to take action, whereas there’s some wiggle room across the trial date, although the case will need to have a verdict by the top of July.
In complete, Spacey faces 12 fees, all of which relate to the interval he lived in London when he was Creative Director of the Previous Vic Theatre. He has already been granted unconditional bail and had beforehand appeared at a pre-hearing on December 16 to verify his title, date of delivery and tackle.
The subsequent main step is a pre-trial assessment that was immediately set for April 5, although different pre-trial hearings will happen.
It has been a busy starting of the yr for Spacey, who on Monday (January 16), is ready to be honored at an occasion organized by Italy’s Nationwide Cinema Museum within the northern metropolis of Turin. The 2-time Academy Award winner will give a public masterclass, moderated by the museum’s director Domenico De Gaetano after which obtain the establishment’s Stella della Mole Award for lifetime achievement.
Spacey, identified for movies akin to American Magnificence and The Ordinary Suspects and Netflix’s drama Home of Playing cards, has seen his profession upended since allegations regarding his sexual conduct started surfacing. Actor Anthony Rapp went public with allegations about his sexual conduct in 2017 and a collection of different complaints adopted in each the U.S. and UK.
In October, Spacey was not discovered liable in a $40M lawsuit Rapp introduced towards him, with a Manhattan jury taking solely simply over an hour to succeed in its verdict.