The London Metropolitan police says Kevin Spacey, the Oscar-winning US actor, will be arraigned on Thursday over sexual assault allegations against him.
The police spoke about the actor’s arraignment on Monday after formally charging him on four counts of sexual assault against three men.
Spacey was further charged for causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. This makes it a total of five charges against him.
“He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court at 10am (0900 GMT) on Thursday, 16 June,” the police said.
In May, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had authorised the Met police to institute the charges against the 62-year-old actor after reviewing the complaints against him.
But while the charges were authorised at the time, Spacey was not formally charged because he was not in England or Wales.
The alleged assaults were said to have occurred in 2005, 2008, and 2013 in London and Gloucestershire.
The alleged victim of the 2005 incidents is now in his 40s, while the two men allegedly involved in the 2008 and 2013 incidents are now in their 30s.
It is understood that the actor is willing to defend himself in the case. He is also said to be confident that the trial would prove his innocence.
Spacey is famous for his role as Francis Underwood in ‘House of Cards,’ the television series.
Aside from ‘House of Cards,’ the two-time Oscar winner has featured in films such as ‘Seven,’ ‘LA Confidential,’ ‘American Beauty,’ and ‘Baby Driver’.
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