Kevin Spacey has spoken out for the first time about the criminal charges against him in the UK. He was disappointed but confident.
An authority in Great Britain has filed criminal charges against Kevin Spacey (62) for sexual assault in four cases. Shortly thereafter, it was said that Britain would seek the US actor’s extradition unless Spacey decided to return voluntarily. That’s exactly what he appears to be up to, according to a statement his rep gave exclusively to US show Good Morning America.
Disappointed but confident
“As soon as this is feasible, Spacey will voluntarily appear in Great Britain and defend myself against these allegations”. He was “confident that this will prove my innocence”. Basically, however, he was “disappointed with the decision” that the allegations would even end up before a court in London.
The criminal complaint was filed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), as can be read on the official website of the law enforcement agency. Rosemary Ainslie, chief of the Special Crime Division, is quoted as saying: “The CPS has authorized criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, in four counts of sexual assault against three men.” All alleged attacks are said to have taken place in England between 2005 and 2013.
It is the presumption of innocence
At the same time, the press release warned against prejudice against the Oscar winner. Spacey’s statement said: “I appreciate the statement by the Crown Prosecution Services carefully advising the media and the public that I have the right to a fair trial and that I am presumed innocent until proven guilty .”
Spacey was Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theater in London from 2004 to 2015. Numerous men had the actor from 2017 in the course of the