The American actor, Kevin Spacey, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault in the United Kingdom after an investigation into claims made by three alleged victims.
The four counts come from three victims from accusations of crimes made in 2005, 2008, and 2013. The first and second claiments have said that the crimes occured in London, whereas the third lives in Gloucestershire.
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“The CPS has authorised criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men,” said Rosemary Ainslie the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
The accusations of Kevin Spacey and a pattern of behavior
For many, the charges are not a surprise as Kevin Spacey has been accused of engaging in similar behavior in the United States. Actor Anthony Rapp made a public statement in the wake of the Me Too movement in 2017, accusing Spacey of making unwanted sexual advances at a party in 1986 when he was only fourteen years old.
After Rapp came forward, fifteen other victims made similar allegations. Now, it is becoming clear that Spacey was engaging in violent behavior outside of the US as well. The fifteen other victims who cmae forwatd included eight members of the cast and crew of House of Cards.