Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has been found not guilty of all nine sexual assault charges leveled against him in a U.K. trial.
BREAKING: Actor Kevin Spacey has been found not guilty of all charges in a sexual assault trial in the U.K. https://t.co/UVUNqxZYcC
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 26, 2023
From CBS News:
The actor had faced nine sexual offense charges related to incidents reported by four men that allegedly took place between 2001 and 2013.
The Academy Award-winning actor had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
Spacey, 64, was acquitted in London’s Southwark Crown Court of charges including sexual assault, causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent and causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity.
All four of Spacey’s accusers testified during the trial calling him a “sexual bully.” Spacey testifed as well in his own defense.
Spacey was fired from his Netflix series “House of Cards” in 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. A civil jury eventually found him not liable on those allegations.
Actor Kevin Spacey speaks after a London jury today found him not guilty on nine charges of sexual assault:
“I am enormously grateful to the jury for having taken the time to examine all of the evidence and all of the facts carefully before they reached their decision.” pic.twitter.com/yBTg9BQTD2
— The Recount (@therecount) July 26, 2023
Four men testified that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted them. A majority-male jury didn't side with any of them, clearing Spacey of all charges. A reminder of how men treat other men, too, when they make sexual assault allegations.https://t.co/wtTx6jm0dH
— Kat Tenbarge (@kattenbarge) July 26, 2023