“The authority to charge Spacey is a consequence of the review of the evidence collected by the metropolitan police during the investigation. The criminal proceedings against Mr. Spacey are active and has right to a fair trial“He commented on it. Rosemary Ainsliehead of the special unit of the Prosecutor’s Office.
In May, the double winner of the oscar -by “The Usual Suspects” (1995) and “American Beauty” (1999) – had already received four other charges in the United Kingdom for crimes of this type involving three different men, which occurred in London Y gloucestershire Come in 2005 and 2013.
“I very much appreciate the statement from the Crown Prosecution Service in which they carefully reminded the press and the public that I have the right to a fair trial, and that I am innocent until proven guilty“, Spacey said on that occasion. In addition, he had assured that, although he was “upset” with the decision of the British Justice to advance with the causes, he was going to present himself in the country “as soon as possible” to defend himself against the accusations.
A month ago, the actor, also remembered for his roles in “Se7en, the seven deadly sins” Y “The Usual Suspects” (both from 1995), he was acquitted by the New Judiciary york, USAin the civil process to which he had been accused by his colleague Anthony Rappwho in 2020 filed a lawsuit against him for having sexually abused him as a teenager during a party in the 80s.
At that trial, the jury concluded that Spacey was not guilty of said aggression, for which Rapp’s legal representatives requested a compensation of US$40 million to your client for damages.
The complainant, today 50 years and known for having worked on the musical “Rent”of broadwayand in the television series “Star Trek: Discovery”had reported that it was victim of non-consensual touching and sexual advances at the aforementioned party held in 1986 at Spacey’s home, who at the time had 26 years.
In 2017three years before the formal complaint, Rapp’s public testimony was the trigger multiple complaints from other men who also reported being objects of abuse or inappropriate behavior of Spacey, whose career was interrupted abruptly while enjoying great success for his lead role in the critically acclaimed political drama series “House of Cards”.
After the cases became important, Spacey released a statement in which he affirmed don’t remember any of the episodes disclosed, even if excused for what happened.
The actor faced other complaints related to sexual crimes, including two legal proceedings in nantucketin the state of Massachusettsand another in The Angelsalthough he has not yet been convicted of any of them.