Kevin Spacey has been cleared of all fees in his U.Ok. sexual assault trial.
A London jury discovered the actor not responsible on 9 fees he confronted in reference to the alleged sexual assaults of 4 males. The incidents had been alleged to have occurred between 2001 and 2013. Spacey served as creative director on the Outdated Vic theater for almost all of these years.
Prosecutors described Spacey as a “sexual bully,” and he was accused of groping three males, whereas one other man alleged he woke as much as discover the actor performing oral intercourse on him. He pleaded not responsible. In his testimony, Spacey stated he made a “clumsy go” at one of many accusers however denied all the allegations of sexual assault. “I am an enormous flirt,” he testified, and Spacey’s legal professional described the accusers as liars who hopped on a “bandwagon” by making up tales about him. The trial lasted 4 weeks.
Spacey was dealing with jail time if he was convicted. Since 2017, the actor has been accused of sexual misconduct by quite a few males, which derailed his performing profession and led Netflix to fireplace him from “Home of Playing cards.” In October 2022, a jury discovered Spacey not liable in a sexual assault lawsuit introduced by actor Anthony Rapp. “Bringing this lawsuit was all the time about shining a lightweight, as a part of the bigger motion to face up towards all types of sexual violence,” Rapp stated on the time.
Forward of his U.Ok. trial, Spacey claimed to ZEITmagazin that “there are individuals proper now who’re prepared to rent me the second I’m cleared of those fees in London,” including, “The second that occurs, they’re prepared to maneuver ahead.” In line with CNN, the actor “had tears in his eyes” when his not responsible verdict was introduced.
In a press release to the media exterior the courthouse, Spacey stated he’s “enormously grateful to the jury for having taken the time to look at all the proof and all the information rigorously earlier than they reached the choice.” He added that he’s “humbled by the end result immediately.”