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Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

The “House of Cards” actor, 62, who appeared before the Old Bailey in a blue suit and tie, was formally charged in June with four counts of sexually assaulting three men, along with a fifth count of causing someone to engage in penetration. Sexual activity without consent.

Spacey’s last appearance in court was on June 16 when he gave his name, date of birth and address in London to Deputy Chief Justice Tan Ikram and heard the charges against him read out in court.

The charges he faces include two counts of sexual assault of a man in London in 2005. A third count of sexual assault, also in London, against a different man in 2008; and a final count against a man in Gloucestershire, western England in 2013. The fifth count of non-consensual penetration activity also relates to the 2013 incident.

During Thursday’s hearing, the judge, Mr. Wall Justice, set a trial for three to four weeks, beginning June 6, 2023.

Spacey has won two Academy Awards for his roles in The Usual Suspects and American Beauty, and was artistic director of London’s Old Vic Theater from 2003 to 2015.

He also starred in the Netflix political series House of Cards, returning to acting last year.

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