Kevin Spacey hit with a further 7 sexual assault charges in UK

Kevin Spacey has been charged with a further seven sex offenses in the UK, where he is already fighting a string of similar charges, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Rosemary Ainslie, chief of the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS) Special Crime Division, said her department approved the additional charges “for a series of sexual assaults against a man between 2001 and 2004.”

The new charges include three each of indecent assault, three of sexual assault, one of inducing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, and another of indecent and sexual assault.

The CPS gave no further information, citing the UK’s strict rules prohibiting information that “could in any way affect this process”.

Kevin Spacey left court in New York last month.
The actor is already fighting five similar charges in the UK, with his lawyer saying he “vehemently denies”.
AP

Spacey, 63, already faces five charges filed in May over allegations between 2005 and 2013, including periods when he was artistic director of the 200-year-old Old Vic Theater in London.

Along with four counts of sexual assault by touch, those counts included a more serious one of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

The Oscar-winning ‘House of Cards’ star pleaded not guilty in June, though his attorney said he “strongly” denied those allegations.

British prosecutors said the new charges follow “a review of evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in their inquiries” against the actor, which has long dismissed a number of complaints.

Court sketch of Spacey in court in New York.
Spacey was acquitted last month in Manhattan in a court case alleging he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 1986.
REUTERS

Last month, a jury in Manhattan federal court acquitted him in a trial alleging he sexually assaulted then-14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp in 1986.

Spacey’s defense attorney in the UK, Patrick Gibbs, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the latest charges.

With mail wires

https://nypost.com/2022/11/16/kevin-spacey-hit-with-another-7-sex-attack-charges-in-uk/ Kevin Spacey hit with a further 7 sexual assault charges in UK

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