Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty in UK court to further sex offenses charges
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty in a London court on Friday to seven other sex offense charges, denying a number of alleged sexual assaults against a man some 20 years ago.
Spacey, 63, appeared at Southwark Crown Court via video link charged with one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, three counts of assault to modesty and three counts of sexual assault.
The actor – dressed in a dark jacket, white shirt and pink tie – spoke only to confirm his name as Kevin Spacey Fowler and enter seven not guilty pleas during the brief hearing.
Judge Mark Wall agreed to join the seven-count indictment to an earlier five-count indictment, which includes four counts of sexual assault and one of inciting a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
Spacey pleaded not guilty to all five counts last July.
The seven additional charges, which were cleared by Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service in November, relate to a complainant and relate to alleged offenses between 2001 and 2005.
Spacey was released on unconditional bail ahead of a pretrial review hearing in April. His trial, which is currently due to begin in June, is expected to last four weeks.