Kevin Spacey’s Sexual Assault Trial Reaches Verdict

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Kevin Spacey was cleared of all sexual assault fees on Wednesday, July 26, following his four-week trial within the U.Okay.

In line with Selection, the actor broke down in tears when the decision was introduced on his sixty fourth birthday.

Spacey confronted 12 fees together with a number of counts of sexual assault and one cost of inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out their consent. The alleged incidents occurred between Spacey and 4 males occurring between 2001 and 2013 whereas he was working because the creative director of the Previous Vic theater in London.

“The CPS has licensed legal fees in opposition to Kevin Spacey for 4 counts of sexual assault in opposition to three males,” head of the Crown Prosecution Service Particular Crime Division, Rosemary Ainslie, stated in an announcement asserting the costs in Might 2022 based on ABC. “He has additionally been charged with inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent. The costs observe a overview of the proof gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.”

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Earlier than his authorized battle in the UK, Spacey was additionally accused of sexual misconduct and assault in the US again in October 2017. Broadway star Anthony Rapp claimed that the two-time Oscar winner made sexual advances towards him in 1985 when he was 14 years outdated.

Every week after Rapp’s allegations got here to gentle, Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct by eight Home of Playing cards staff. On the time, a rep for Spacey advised Us Weekly that he was searching for unspecified therapy. (Spacey starred on the Netflix collection from 2013 to 2017.)

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“Kevin Spacey is taking the time mandatory to hunt analysis and therapy,” the November 2017 assertion learn. “No different info is accessible at the moment.”

Spacey was subsequently fired from Home of Playing cards in addition to changed in his movie All of the Cash within the World. The mission was reshot with Christopher Plummer getting into the lead function.

As extra allegations got here to gentle, Spacey confronted scrutiny and authorized motion. In June 2019, the Man Who Drew God star appeared in a Massachusetts court docket for allegedly groping an 18-year-old man’s genitals at a bar on Nantucket Island again in summer time 2016. He was charged with indecent assault and battery. Nonetheless, the costs had been in the end dropped because of the “unavailability of a complaining witness” per the Nantucket District Court docket Clerk’s workplace on the time.

Later that 12 months, fees in opposition to Spacey had been additionally dropped in Los Angeles. The L.A. County DA workplace declined the case after an nameless therapeutic massage therapist who accused the actor of sexual battery and assault had died.