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Actor Kevin Spacey granted bail in London court on four counts of sexual assault

Kevin Spacey sex assault charges in London

Published: June 16, 2022 10:06am

Updated: June 16, 2022 4:08pm

Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey on Thursday made his first appearance before a London court on charges he sexual assaulted three men between 2005 and 2013.

The "House of Cards" star has not entered a formal plea against the charges, including one related to penetrative sexual activity without consent.

However, Spacey's lawyer said his client "strenuously denies" the allegations.

In the procedural hearing, Spacey stated only his name, date of birth and London address.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram allowed Spacey unconditional bail until July 14, when he'll appear for his plea hearing, according to the Associated Press.

The 62-year-old Spacey was charged last month, at which time he promised to fly from the U.S. to London to "prove my innocence" before the court. 

The alleged incidents occurred in the United Kingdom in March 2005, August 2008 and April 2013.

Spacey was running London’s Old Vic theater from 2004 to 2015. The men are now in their 30s and 40s.  

Spacey's acting career abruptly crumbled in connection with a civil suit filed against him in 2016 for allegedly groping a young man in a Nantucket bar. The suit was dropped several years later.

The actor returned to acting earlier this year where he appeared in a Croatian film released in May. 

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