Kevin Spacey: who is actor and what are charges against him?

Former House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey has appeared in court in London on sexual assault charges

Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has strongly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted three men, a court has heard.

The 62-year-old former Hollywood star was not asked to plead four counts of sexual assault and one count of penetrating a person without consent when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

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The 62-year-old actor is known for his roles in Oscar-winning films and has also appeared in popular television series.

But who is Kevin Spacey and what are the charges against him?

Kevin Spacey.

What are the charges against Kevin Spacey?

Prosecutors approved sexual assault charges against three men in four counts.

The alleged incidents took place between March 2005 and August 2008 in London and April 2013 in Gloucestershire.

He was charged with twice sexually assaulting a man in London in March 2005; sexual assault on a man in London in August 2008 and a separate count in which a person was coerced into engaging in penetrative sexual activity with the same man without consent.

He was also charged with a fourth sexual assault on another man in April 2013 in Gloucestershire.

What happened during the court hearing?

Deputy District Judge Tan Ikram granted him unconditional bail before his next appearance at Southwark Crown Court on July 14.

Patrick Gibbs QC, defending, said: “Mr Spacey strongly denies any criminal activity in this case.”

Spacey was mobbed by photographers as he arrived at court in a blue suit with teal suede shoes and a dark patterned tie.

He was ushered into the building surrounded by members of his legal team and two police officers after stepping out of a silver Mercedes.

Spacey made no comment but smiled as he was pushed past a line of other court-goers and through the entrance before passing through security.

What did Kevin Spacey say?

In a statement previously released to Good Morning America, Spacey was quoted as saying, “I appreciate the statement from the prosecution as they carefully remind the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair trial and am innocent until now.” the opposite is proven.

“While I am disappointed in their decision to go ahead, I will appear voluntarily in the UK as soon as this can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence.”

Actor Kevin Spacey leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

What films has he acted in?

Spacey is an American actor and producer who began his career as a stage actor in the 1980s. His career took off with a barrage of film roles in the ’90s.

A two-time Academy Award winner, he is known for starring in American Beauty and more recently in the Netflix political drama House Of Cards, where he played Frank Underwood from 2013-2017.

Among the films he has appeared in are The Usual Suspects and Se7en.

He is also rumored to be in the movie The Man Who Drew God and was recently cast in the movie Peter Five Eight.