Kevin Spacey plans to “voluntarily seem” in a UK court docket to defend himself towards 4 expenses of sexual assault.
The embattled actor was charged by UK’s Crown Prosecution Service on Might twenty sixth in connection to alleged offenses towards three males that occurred between 2005 and 2013.
In a press release to Good Morning America, Spacey stated: “I very a lot admire the Crown Prosecution Service’s assertion through which they rigorously reminded the media and the general public that I’m entitled to a good trial, and harmless till confirmed in any other case. Whereas I’m disillusioned with their choice to maneuver ahead, I’ll voluntarily seem within the UK as quickly as might be organized and defend myself towards these expenses, which I’m assured will show my innocence.”
Spacey was beforehand charged in Massachusetts with indecent assault and battery in connection to a July 2016 incident involving an 18-year-old boy, however the prison case was dropped after the complaining witness refused to testify. One other prison case towards Spacey was withdrawn after the accuser died.
During the last yr or so, Spacey has tried a profession comeback. Following his small position in Frank Nero’s 2021 movie L’uomo Che Disegno Dio, representatives for the actor appeared at Cannes earlier this month to market his first function movie since 2017, a noir drama known as Peter 5 Eight.
The producers of Peter 5 Eight are standing behind Spacey in gentle of the fees within the UK: “Whereas it’s unlucky that elevated destructive press is timed with Kevin returning to work, it’s additionally to be anticipated. There are those that want for him to not act, however they’re outnumbered by followers worldwide who await an artist they’ve loved for many years returning to the display,” the producers stated in a press release.