Kevin Spacey has been charged
Five charges were brought against the 62-year-old after reviewing Met Police evidence following complaints dating between 2005 and 2013.
“The prosecution has cleared criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, on four counts of sexual assault against three men,” CPS Special Crimes chief Rosemary Ainsley said in a statement announcing the charges Thursday.
Actor Kevin Spacey facing sexual assault charges
She added: “He was also charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without their consent.
The charges come after reviewing evidence collected by the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.
The British Metropolitan Police said the alleged victim of the 2005 incidents is now in his 40s, while the two men allegedly involved in the 2008 and 2013 incidents are in their 30s.
The force said the decision to indict Spacey “follows a review of evidence collected by the Metropolitan Police Department in its investigation.”
The first two charges relate to the alleged sexual assault of a man, now in his forties.
in London in March 2005, while the second alleged victim, a man in his 30s, was allegedly assaulted in London in August 2008.
The charge of serious sexual offenses – causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without their consent – also relates to the alleged second victim.
Spacey’s acting career has been largely derailed due to allegations of sexual assault and misconduct that began in October 2017.
Actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual advances towards him at a party in the 1980s when he was still underage.
The two-time Academy Award winner said in a statement at the time: “I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor.
I am so horrified to hear this story. I honestly don’t remember meeting, it would be more than 30 years ago.
But if I have behaved at the time as he describes, I owe him the most sincere apology for what could have been inappropriately drunken behavior.”
A two-time Academy Award winner, Mr. Spacey is best known for starring in films such as Seven, L.A. Confidential, American Beauty, and Baby Driver, as well as the Netflix series House of Cards.