American actor Kevin Spacey has pleaded innocent to seven further sex offenses in the United Kingdom, which bring the number of charges the Hollywood star faces in Britain to 12.
Spacey, a double Academy Award winner, has already pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted three men between 2004 and 2015 when he was the artistic director at the Old Vic theater in London.
He appeared via video-link in a London courtroom on Friday.
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The 63-year-old American Beauty star now faces a dozen charges relating to four men between 2001 and 2013.
His trial is due to start on June 6 and is set to last for three to four weeks. It is likely to be at the Old Bailey, the venue for Britain’s highest-profile criminal trials.
Spacey, who has addresses in London and the United States, was granted bail and allowed to return to the United States after a preliminary hearing in June 2022.
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London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed in late 2022 Spacey would be charged with seven additional sexual offenses in the UK.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced the new charges in November, saying the alleged offences against one man took place between 2001 and 2004.
The new charges against the actor include three counts of indecent assault, three counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
The Hollywood actor is already facing four sexual assault charges and one charge of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent in the UK.
Spacey, who has also been fighting sexual assault allegations in the US, was recently found not liable for battery by a New York jury.
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