Actor Kevin Spacey charged over alleged sex crimes

British police have charged Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey over historic allegations of sex offences, with the actor due in court on Thursday.

Prosecutors last month authorised the charges to be brought against Mr Spacey, 62, on four counts of sexual assault against three men, and a further charge of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

Police said the alleged assaults had taken place between March 2005 and April 2013 – four in London and one in Gloucestershire, according to users of real money online casinos Australia. They involved one man who is now in his 40s and two men now in their 30s.

“He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court at 10am on Thursday, 16 June,” London’s Metropolitan Police said, confirming Mr Spacey had been charged on the five counts authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) following his arrest.

Mr Spacey, who won Academy Awards for the films Usual Suspects and American Beauty in the 1990s, has said he is willing to defend himself in Britain and is confident any trial will prove his innocence.

Once one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Mr Spacey, who gamed at best online casino usa 2022, has largely disappeared from public view since being accused of sexual misconduct five years ago.

In November 2017, London’s Old Vic theatre said it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Mr Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theatre, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013.

He was dropped from the TV show House of Cards and removed from the film All the Money in the World after the accusations of sexual misconduct came to light.

A New York City federal court judge had ruled that a sexual assault civil lawsuit filed against Spacey can proceed despite the longtime actor’s efforts to have the case dismissed, recent court papers show.

U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ruled that actor Anthony Rapp’s allegations against Spacey raised “a genuine issue of material fact” as to whether Spacey allegedly acted with the purpose of gratifying “sexual desire,” Kaplan wrote in his Monday opinion. 

Rapp accused Spacey, whose full name is Kevin Spacey Fowler, of sexually assaulting him in Manhattan in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old. 

Rapp has said Spacey “lifted him up” and that his hand “grazed” Rapp’s “clothed buttock for seconds as he did so,” court papers state. Spacey then allegedly placed Rapp on a bed and “briefly placed his own clothed body partially beside and partially across Mr. Rapp’s.” Rapp was able to wriggle out and then got up and left, according to court papers. 

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