Kevin Spacey, known for House of Cards and American Beauty, today formally entered not guilty pleas to four sexual assault allegations at the Old Bailey.
Kevin Spacey has formally submitted not guilty pleas to sexual assault charges dating back 17 years.
The Oscar-winning actor stood in the dock of Court One at the Old Bailey and denied five allegations relating to three men who are now in their 30s and 40s.
Spacey, 62, was listed under his full name of Kevin Spacey Fowler and appeared in person, having been granted unconditional bail.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Spacey will return to the screens, after being cast in the UK-Mongolian-Hungarian film about Genghis Khan’s grandson, Batu Khan, called 1242 – Gateway to the West. Variety has today reported that following the allegations in the UK, Spacey will not be appearing in the film anymore and the production is finding a new lead for the film.
The Hollywood star wore a blue suit and blue tie with pink polka dots today as he spoke to confirm his name and date of birth before proceeding to speak clearly and deny the charges.
The alleged offences includes four charges of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. These actions are alleged to have taken place in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013, when Spacey was artistic director of The Old Vic theatre in London.
Mr Justice Wall set a trial of three to four weeks from June 6 next year, with a further hearing due to take place in early 2023. The judge granted Spacey continued unconditional bail.
Sexual misconduct allegations first surfaced against Spacey in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused the two-time Oscar winner of making sexual advances against him when Rapp was 14.
It was wondered whether the House of Cards actor would have to be extradited, which is the case for someone who doesn’t live in the UK and refuses to return to face charges. But in a statement given to Good Morning America, he said he was “confident” he can prove his innocence.