American actor Kevin Spacey announced on Tuesday that he intends to appear in court in the United Kingdom to defend himself and “prove (someone’s) innocence“, after four sexual assault allegations were made in this country.
,I greatly appreciate the Crown Prosecution Service’s statement that has carefully reminded the media and the public that I have the right to a fair trial, and that I am innocent until proven guilty.“said the star of the series”House of cards“, from where he was landed by Netflix after the first allegations.
The British Public Prosecutor’s Office announced on Thursday that it had “Authorized criminal charges against 62-year-old Kevin Spacey in four counts of sexual assault against three men“, in the period from March 2005 to April 2013, when he was artistic director of the Old Vic Theater in London.
,Although I am disappointed with the decision, I will voluntarily report to the UK as soon as it can be arranged and will defend myself against these allegations, and I am sure I will prove my innocence“, added the actor in a statement broadcast on the morning show of the American series ABC, Good Morning America.
The charges were made in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.
The Old Vic Theater launched an internal investigation conducted by a law firm into the behavior of its former artistic director. Altogether, “20 personal accounts of Kevin Spacey’s alleged inappropriate behaviorwas collected. The actor was also the subject of lawsuits in the United States but was removed.
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