Kevin Spacey, 62, released a statement via Good Morning America, where he said he would “defend himself against these allegations” and “prove my innocence.”
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Kevin Spacey has said he plans to voluntarily appear in court in the UK, after he was accused of four sexual assaults against three men last week.
The actor, 62, released a statement via Good Morning America on Tuesday and said he would arrange to fly to the UK to “defence against these allegations” and “prove my innocence”. “.
Kevin has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one other count of sex.
The incidents are believed to have occurred in London between March 2005 and August 2008, and in Gloucestershire in April 2013.
It is understood that although CPS has authorized charges, Spacey has not been formally charged as he is not in the country.
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The actor said in his statement read Tuesday: “I greatly appreciate the Crown Prosecution Service’s statement, in which they have carefully reminded the media and the public that I have right to a fair and innocent trial until proven to the contrary”.
“While I am disappointed with their decision to continue, I will voluntarily appear in the UK as soon as possible and defend myself against these allegations, which I am confident will prove. his innocence.”
The announcement follows a review of evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police about the allegations dating back to 1996.
The Metropolitan Police said the alleged victims were in their 30s and 40s.
Rosemary Ainslie, head of CPS’ Special Crimes Division, said: “CPS has brought criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, on four counts of sexual assault against three men.
“He was also charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
“The charges follow a review of evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all involved that criminal proceedings against Mr. Spacey are active and that he is entitled to a fair trial.”
Spacey is a two-time Academy Award winner and known for starring in American Beauty, The Usual Suspects and House Of Cards.
Previously he was artistic director of The Old Vic theater in London.
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