Kevin Spacey, the Hollywood actor, is scheduled to face trial in the UK this summer, charged with $exually assaulting four men. The trial date has been confirmed for June 28th, and it will take place at Southwark Crown Court.
Spacey attended a pre-trial hearing via video-link, and the trial is expected to last up to four weeks, with the possibility of another hearing in May.
Despite the 12 charges against him, which range from 2001 to 2013, Spacey denies any wrongdoing. During the proceedings, Spacey’s barrister, Patrick Gibbs KC, engaged with prosecutor Christine Agnew KC and judge Mr Justice Wall.
Spacey himself confirmed his full name as Kevin Spacey Fowler while appearing via video-link wearing a grey suit, light shirt, and burgundy tie. However, Gibbs refused to confirm his client’s whereabouts.
In December, the Hollywood star was charged with seven new offenses, including indecent @ssault, $exual @ssault, and causing a person to engage in $exual activity without consent.
The allegations, which took place between 2001 and 2004, involved $exual touching and forcing a person’s hand against the defendant’s privates over clothing. Spacey previously pleaded not guilty to similar charges.
Despite the charges against him, Spacey’s acting career has been illustrious, with roles in hit movies such as The Usual Suspects, Se7en, and American Beauty.
He continued to enjoy success on the small screen, portraying US President Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards. Over the years, Spacey has received numerous awards, including two Oscars, a Bafta, Tony, and Golden Globe, as well as multiple Emmy nominations.
Spacey has been granted unconditional bail while awaiting trial. It is unknown where he was appearing from during the pre-trial hearing. The trial is expected to be closely watched by the media and public, given Spacey’s high-profile status and the seriousness of the allegations against him.