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Kevin Spacey charged after fifth sexual assault charge

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American actor Kevin Spacey, already prosecuted by British justice for sexual assaults on three men, will have to answer new charges for the same reason, announced the service of the prosecutor of the Crown (CPS) this Wednesday, November 16.

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“The CPS authorized additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for multiple sexual assaults on a man between 2001 and 2004”said in a press release the service in charge of the most sensitive and complex investigations in the United Kingdom.

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Fifth charge of sexual assault

The actor is also accused of forcing this person “to engage in non-consensual sexual intercourse”adds the CPS, referring to elements of the ongoing investigation by the police.

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The two-time Oscar winner (for “American Beauty” and “Usual Suspects”) has already been prosecuted by British justice for four sexual assaults on three men between March 2005 and April 2013, when he was director of a London theater.

Heard in July during a preliminary hearing on these facts, he pleaded not guilty. The trial is due to be held in June 2023.

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The charges against him were made in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the Weinstein scandal, named after the American film producer targeted by numerous accusations of harassment and sexual assault, revealed in the fall of 2017.

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They had serious consequences on 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 New York civil court. Actor Anthony Rapp accused him of molesting him 36 years ago at a party in Manhattan.

Also in the United States, Kevin Spacey had been charged with 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.

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