Kevin Spacey faces 7 new sexual assault charges in the UK


LONDON (TBEN) — Actor Kevin Spacey is being charged with seven more sex offenses, all against one man, adding pressure to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The British prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that charges against the former ‘House of Cards’ star include three counts of indecent assault, three counts of assault and one count of inciting someone to engage in sexual activity without consent. The allegations relate to incidents between 2001 and 2004.

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The prosecuting authority cleared the charges following “a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation,” said Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division.

In a July trial, Spacey, 63, denied allegations of sexually assaulting three men a decade or more ago. That plea involved four charges of sexual assault and one charge of causing penetrative sexual activity without a person’s consent.

Judge Mark Wall set June 6, 2023 as the date for the trial to begin, saying it would take three to four weeks. It’s probably in the Old Bailey, the venue for Britain’s most high-profile criminal trials.

The Oscar-winning actor ran London’s Old Vic theater between 2004 and 2015.

Spacey, who has addresses in London and the US, was granted bail and allowed to return to the United States after a preliminary hearing in June.