Kevin Spacey To Appear In Court To Defend Himself Against Sexual Assault Allegations

Kevin Spacey To Appear In Court To Defend Himself Against Sexual Assault Allegations

Kevin Spacey will appear in court to defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct at the Old Vic Theater in London.

Kevin Spacey is set to fight for his self-proclaimed innocence before U.K. courts.

He is set to be his own legal representation and will "voluntarily appear" in court after being charged with four incidents of sexual assault by Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service last week. 

“The CPS has authorized criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men,” Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said in a statement on Thursday. “He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.”

Spacey is being charged for incidents that occurred between 2005 and 2013 when he served as artistic director at the Old Vic Theater in London through 2015.

The actor released in a statement that he is confident that he will be found innocent in court.

Kevin Spacey

“I very much appreciate the Crown Prosecution Service’s statement in which they carefully reminded the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair trial, and innocent until proven otherwise,” the statement read, via The Hollywood Reporter. “While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the U.K. as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence.”

The problems all started for Spacey in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making sexual advances towards him in 1986 when he was only 14 years old. Dozens more people came out with allegations of sexual misconduct by Spacey. He has since been ordered to pay $31 million to MRC, the studio behind the Netflix series House of Cards.

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