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Kevin Spacey pleads guilty to sexual assault charges

On Thursday, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pled not guilty to four charges of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sex.

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According to Britain’s PA Media news agency, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey entered a not guilty plea on Thursday in a London court to four counts of sexual assault and one count of inciting another person to engage in penetrative sexual behavior without consent.

The “House of Cards” actor, 62, was formally charged in June with four charges of sexual assault against three men and a fifth allegation of inciting another person to engage in penetrative sexual behavior without consent. He appeared before the Old Bailey wearing a blue suit and tie.

At his most recent court appearance on June 16, Spacey gave deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram his name, date of birth, and London residence in addition to hearing the accusations against him read aloud in front of the court.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a man twice in London in 2005, a second time in London against a different guy in 2008, and a third time against a different man in Gloucestershire, western England, in 2013. The 2013 incident is also mentioned in connection with the fifth charge of non-consensual penetrative activity.

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During the hearing on Thursday, the court, Mr. Justice Wall, scheduled a three- to four-week trial beginning on June 6, 2023.

Spacey served as the creative director of London’s Old Vic theater from 2003 to 2015 and is a two-time Academy Award winner for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty.”

He just made a comeback to acting and appeared in the Netflix political series “House of Cards.”

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