Kevin Spacey spoke via video link and pleaded “not guilty” to the seven new sex crimes charges

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Kevin Spacey pleaded “not guilty” on Friday before a London court to seven new sex offense charges, bringing to twelve the total number of charges against the American actor, whose trial is scheduled for June 6 at the Old Bailey Criminal Court of London.

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The 63-year-old actor appeared today by videoconference before the Southwark court, south of the British capital, which presented the seven new charges, allegedly committed between 2001 and 2005.

Wearing glasses, a dark jacket and a pink tie, the actor, who went by the name Kevin Spacey Fowler, answered “not guilty” to each of the seven charges read against him.

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In a brief hearing, focused on technical issues, the court provisionally set the preliminary hearing against the plaintiff for April 5 and kept the scheduled time for the trial, which will begin on June 6, at four weeks.

It will remain on trial

The actor remains on probation pending the judicial process to be held in London.

The seven new charges involve alleged sexual assaults or non-consensual sexual activity against a man in the UK from 2001 to 2005.

Last July, Spacey pleaded not guilty in a British court to the five sexual offenses he is accused of, allegedly committed against three men between 2005 and 2013 in the UK.

The actor, winner of two Oscars for The Usual Suspects, 1995)” and American Beauty (1999), was artistic director of the Old Vic Theater in London between 2004 and 2015.

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Source: Clarin

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