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LONDON – Kevin Spacey “firmly denies” the sexual assault allegations, his lawyer stated on Thursday, because the Oscar-winning actor appeared in a London court docket to face 5 expenses in opposition to 3 males.
Tv photographers and digicam crews surrounded Spacey, 62, as he arrived at Westminster Magistrates Courtroom in London for a preliminary listening to.
Spacey sat within the glass-enclosed dock through the half-hour listening to, standing to present his full identify – Kevin Spacey Fowler – in addition to his date of beginning and London tackle.
He was not requested to present a proper plea, however his legal professional, Patrick Gibbs, stated: “Mr Spacey categorically denies any offense on this case.”
Deputy Chief Justice Tan Ikram has given Spacey unconditional bail till his subsequent look, a responsible plea scheduled for July 14.
Earlier than Vendor The star was charged with 4 counts of sexual assault and one rely of inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent.
The incidents are believed to have occurred in London between March 2005 and August 2008, and one in western England in April 2013. The victims at the moment are of their 30s and 40s.
In an announcement launched final month, Spacey stated he would journey to the UK to face the costs and was assured he would “show my innocence”.
Spacey was questioned by British police in 2019 over claims by a number of males that he assaulted them. The 2-time Oscar winner ran London’s Previous Vic theater from 2004 to 2015.
Spacey received the Academy Award for Greatest Supporting Actor for the 1995 movie The standard suspects and an Academy Award for Greatest Actor for the 1999 movie American magnificence.
However his movie star 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 an adolescent. Spacey denied the allegations.