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Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged in the UK with four counts of sexual assault against three men and one count of “causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent,” officials announced yesterday. The alleged incidents occurred in London between 2005-08 and in Gloucestershire in 2013. The sexual assault charges each come with a maximum 10-year sentence, and the fifth charge comes with a maximum of life imprisonment.
The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor has been battling allegations since 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of assaulting the then-14-year-old in the 1980s. The actor is currently in New York City facing a civil suit filed by Rapp on assault and battery charges. Spacey, known for “House of Cards” and “American Beauty,” also faced several allegations of inappropriate behavior when he ran London’s Old Vic Theatre between 2004-15.
Charges would not formally apply until Spacey enters England or Wales. It is not clear whether the UK will seek extradition.