According to multiple foreign sources, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault. The judgment was made public by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the United Kingdom, according to Variety. Here are more details about the allegations against Spacey, once one of Hollywood’s biggest stars:
What CPS said about Kevin Spacey:
According to a PTI report, Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division gave a statement about the case. “The CPS has authorized criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men.” “He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation,” she said. “The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr. Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial,” she added. The CPS has also stressed that there should be no internet monitoring, discussion, or sharing of material that might jeopardize the proceedings of this case.
Criminal charges against Kevin Spacey:
According to ABC News, one victim claimed that Spacey sexually attacked him repeatedly in London in March 2005. Another alleges that the actor raped him in 2008, while a third contends that Spacey physically molested him in Gloucestershire in April 2013. In 2017, Spacey was reported of sexually abusing a journalist’s adolescent son. At least ten more complaints followed, including ones from a Star Trek actor and eight House of Cards staff.
The claims were refuted by Spacey. According to Reuters, the police are looking into up to 20 individual complaints of misbehavior against Spacey during his stint at the Old Vic theatre in London. A criminal case of sexual assault and battery linked to the alleged attack of an 18-year-old male was dropped by Massachusetts prosecutors in 2019. Following the reports against Spacey in 2017, Netflix dropped him from the sixth season of House of Cards, and the development of writer Gore Vidal’s biography, which starred Spacey, was put on hold.