American actor Kevin Spacey arrived in the UK before appearing in court on Thursday, June 16, after being charged with four counts of sexually assaulting three men in London and Gloucestershire.
The 62-year-old Oscar-winning actress is accused of four counts of sexually assaulting three men between 2005 and 2013.
Spacey is facing one count of attempting to have unprotected sex with one of the three same men after Metro Police opened a 2017 criminal investigation.
The charges allegedly took place while he was the artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London.
Met police confirmed this afternoon that Spacey was personally charged in the capital today after receiving a postage and request – a legal document informing the defendant that a decision had been made to prosecute.
A military spokesman said: ‘He was charged in person today in London. He personally received a PCR (Postal Charge and Requisition) from the London authorities. ‘
He will face charges in the Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The statement added: ‘I am very grateful for the statement from the Crown Prosecution Service when they carefully reminded the media and the public that I have the right to a fair trial, and am innocent until further notice.
‘While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the U.K. as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence.’
The Crown Prosecution Service said last month that one man, now in his 40s, claims he was sexually assaulted by Spacey twice in March 2005.
A second man, now in his 30s, claims that in August 2008 he was sexually assaulted and then forced to engage in a sex act against his will. All these alleged incidents took place in London.
The third complainant, now in his 30s, alleges he was sexually assaulted in April 2013 in Gloucestershire.
A spokesperson for the Met said today: ‘A man has been charged following a Met investigation into allegations of non-recent sexual offences.
‘Kevin Spacey Fowler, 62, has been formally charged today with four counts of sexual assault against three men.
‘He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court at 10am on Thursday, 16 June.
‘The charges follow a review by the Crown Prosecution Service of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.’
Spacey, the star of some of Hollywood’s biggest hits of the past three decades as well as TV shows such as House of Cards, was artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre in London between 2004 and 2015.
Kevin Spacey has won two Oscars. The first was in 1995 for Best Supporting Actor in The Usual Suspects for his role as gangster Keyser Söze.