London court releases Kevin Spacey on bail

On June 16, Kevin Spacey appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He appeared in the courtroom with a whole team of lawyers. The actor claims to be innocent.

The American actor, who starred in the Netflix series House of Cards and films American Beauty and The Usual Suspects, is accused of a series of sexual assaults on three men in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013, when he was artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre.

Earlier, London police charged Spacey with five counts of sexual harassment and one count of sexual assault. Prosecutors allege that Spacey forced the man to perform oral sex.

Three men are accused of violence to Spacey.

Sitting in the dock, Spacey occasionally glanced at the crowded press bench and full gallery during the hearing, which lasted only 28 minutes, and spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth. He was granted unconditional bail, meaning he can freely return to the US. But is required to appear before Southwark Crown Court at a preliminary hearing on 14 July.


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