Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has strongly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted three males, a court docket has heard.
The 62-year-old former Hollywood star was not requested to enter pleas on 4 counts of sexual assault and one rely of inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent when he appeared earlier than Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket on Thursday.
Deputy District Choose Tan Ikram granted him unconditional bail earlier than his subsequent look at Southwark Crown Court docket on July 14.
Patrick Gibbs QC, defending, mentioned: “Mr Spacey strongly denies any legal exercise on this case.”
Spacey was mobbed by photographers as he arrived at court docket in a blue swimsuit with teal suede footwear and a darkish patterned tie.
He was ushered into the constructing surrounded by members of his authorized crew and two cops after stepping out of a silver Mercedes.
Spacey made no remark, however smiled as he was herded previous numerous different court-goers and thru the doorway earlier than passing by means of safety.
He stood within the dock to verify his identify as Kevin Spacey Fowler, his London tackle at a flat in Waterloo and his date of beginning.
The allegations relate to a few males who lived in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013 and in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013 whereas Spacey was creative director of The Previous Vic Theater in London.
The fees, learn by the Court docket’s Authorized Counsel, embody two counts of sexually assaulting a person, now in his 40s, in March 2005 in London; sexual assault of a person, now in his 30s, leading to him participating in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent, in London in August 2008; and sexually assaulting a person, now in his 30s, in April 2013 in Gloucestershire.
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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised costs in opposition to Spacey final month, however the American might solely be formally charged after he traveled to the UK earlier this week.
Mr Ikram withdrew a warrant issued weeks in the past after the court docket heard Spacey arrived in London on Monday to obtain a postal request.
Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner identified for starring roles in American Magnificence, The Regular Suspects and Home Of Playing cards, beforehand introduced he would journey to the UK to face the fees.
In a press release launched to Good Morning America after the CPS announcement, he mentioned: “Whereas I’m dissatisfied of their resolution to go forward, I’ll seem voluntarily within the UK as quickly as it may be organized and defend myself in opposition to these costs I’m assured that I’ll show my innocence.”
Spacey was Creative Director of The Previous Vic from 2004 to 2015.