In a landmark development, actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with sexual assault by UK’s Crown Protection Services as per multiple reports. The actor has been the subject of investigation in a sexual assault case in the country.
A Reuters report on the UK Crown Prosecution Service has authorised criminal charges against Kevin for four counts of sexual assault against three men.
Shockingly, he was called one of the most acclaimed him of his generation and he has been facing sexual assault allegations since 2017. As a result, the actor was replaced in Ridley Scott's film All The Money In The World. He hasn't been seen on screen since 2018.
On Wednesday, a Variety report quoted Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, saying, “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 report further suggests that unlike any other accused, the American Beauty actor also has the right to a fair trial. Rosemary added, “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.”
In retrospect, Kevin was accused of sexual assault by a man who claimed the assault took place in 1986 when he was 14-years-old.
Later, crew members of Kevin's popular Netflix show House of Cards also came forward with similar accusations. In November 2021, Kevin was ordered to pay almost $31 million to the studio behind the show for violating the company’s sexual harassment policy, reported Hindustan Times.
Kevin is attempting a comeback to acting this year having been away from the limelight since his sexual assault allegations surfaced five years ago.
The actor plays a serial killer in Peter Five Eight, which saw its trailer release last week at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is looking for buyers at the festival with hopes of releasing sometime this year.
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