Actor Kevin Spacey has said he will voluntarily appear in Britain “as soon as can be arranged” to face allegations of sex crime, after Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it had authorised charges to be brought against him.
CPS last week said it had authorised charges to be brought against Spacey, 62, on four counts of sexual assault against three men, and a further charge of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
Police said the alleged assaults had taken place between March 2005 and April 2013 – four in the capital and one in Gloucestershire. They involved one man who is now in his 40s and two men now in their 30s.
Spacey will be charged if he is arrested in England or Wales, a CPS spokesman said.
“I very much appreciate the Crown Prosecution Service’s statement in which they carefully reminded the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair trial, and innocent until proven otherwise,” Good Morning America reported the actor saying on Tuesday.
“While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the UK as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence.” (Source: The Straits Times)