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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced on Thursday that US actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four charges of sexual assault against three men.
According to the CPS, Spacey was also charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without their consent.
The allegations stem from two claimed instances in London in 2005, two more in 2008, and one in Gloucestershire, western England, in 2013. According to London’s Metropolitan Police, the alleged victim of the 2005 incidents is now in his 40s, while the two males accused of being engaged in the 2008 and 2013 assaults are now in their 30s.
Spacey was charged “after a review of the evidence acquired by the Metropolitan Police Service in its investigation,” according to the force.
While the charges were approved on Thursday, Spacey is now outside of England and Wales, and they cannot be formally applied until he enters one of those countries, according to a CPS spokesperson. If Spacey fails to comply, the agency has not said whether it will pursue his extradition.
Spacey earned two Academy Awards for his parts in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty,” and served as creative director of the Old Vic theater in London from 2003 to 2015.
He just returned to acting after starring in Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards.”