LONDON — Kevin Spacey “strenuously denies” allegations of sexual assault, his lawyer mentioned Thursday, because the Oscar-winning actor appeared in a London court docket to face 5 expenses of offenses towards three males.
Photographers and tv digicam crews thronged Spacey, 62, as he arrived at London’s Westminster Magistrates Courtroom for the preliminary listening to.
Spacey sat within the glass-fronted dock through the half-hour listening to, standing to offer his full title — Kevin Spacey Fowler — in addition to his birthdate and a London tackle.
He was not requested to enter a proper plea, however his lawyer, Patrick Gibbs, mentioned: “Mr. Spacey strenuously denies any and all criminality on this case.”
Deputy Chief Justice of the Peace Tan Ikram granted Spacey unconditional bail till his subsequent look, a plea listening to scheduled for July 14.
The former “Home of Playing cards” star is accused of 4 counts of sexual assault and one depend of inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent.
The alleged incidents happened in London between March 2005 and August 2008, and one in western England in April 2013. The victims are actually of their 30s and 40s.
In a press release issued final month, Spacey mentioned he would journey to Britain to face the fees and was assured he would “show my innocence.”
Spacey was questioned by British police in 2019 about claims by a number of males that he had assaulted them. The 2-time Academy Award winner ran London’s Previous Vic theater between 2004 and 2015.
Spacey gained a greatest supporting actor Academy Award for the 1995 movie “The Traditional Suspects” and a lead actor Oscar for the 1999 film “American Magnificence.”
However his celebrated profession got here to an abrupt halt in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused the star of assaulting him at a celebration within the Eighties, when Rapp was a youngster. Spacey denies the allegations.