Following fresh allegations of sexual assault, actor Kevin Spacey has confirmed that he will “voluntarily appear” before court in the UK to face the new claims.
62-year-old Spacey was charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of causing penetrative sexual activity without consent by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Thursday, the 26th of May – with all of the allegations being reported to have taken place in the UK.
“While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the UK as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence.”
“He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.”
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”
The alleged sexual offences reportedly took place in London and Gloucestershire, with two of the sexual assault charges reportedly being against the same male complainant during March 2005 in London.
The other charges include allegations that Spacey engaged in penetrative sexual activity without consent against a man who is now in his 30s and another instance with unknown details taking place in Gloucestershire in April 2013.
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Spacey has denied all allegations against him.