Kevin Spacey arrives at Central Criminal Court in London on Thursday 14th July. photo EFE
The bad news continues Kevin Spacey: was removed from film production door to the westhistorical drama directed by the Hungarian Pietro Soo – he had planned to play a man of faith in the time of Genghis Khan – after being indicted by British justice at the end of last May on five counts of assault and sexual abuse.
According to the specialized site VarietySpacey will be replaced in the cast of the film, which was one of his first field projects since 2017, when he received the first of many complaints for these crimes following the testimony of Antonio Rappa colleague who claimed to have been abused when I was a teenager during a party in the 80s.
Even so, the actor is still called upon to work on other films, including The man who drew Godby the Italian director louis blackwho, in dialogue with the international press, justified the decision, since not all the details are known in his country: “We don’t talk about what we don’t know. I can’t comment on these things, I just know that Kevin is a great actor. This was my only concern, “he said.
No photos allowed, an illustration of when Spacey hears the charges against him at the “Old Bailey” this Thursday. Photo by Reuters
Meanwhile, the producers behind the upcoming film Pietro Cinque Ottofrom Michael Zaiko Hall, in which Spacey is also part of the main cast, they pointed out in a public statement that, although “the growth in negative press coverage” of the 62-year-old actor is unfortunate, “It is also something to be expected”.
“There are those who want him to stop acting, but there are many more fans around the world who are hoping that an artist they have enjoyed for decades. return to the screen. The production is not aware of or commenting on the allegations and believes it is a matter of justice to determine if they are valid, “they said.
He pleads not guilty
The 62-year-old actor is charged with five counts of assault and sexual abuse. AFP photo
Thursday, Spacey pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey British Criminal Courts, where he appeared for his trial which is expected to begin on June 6, 2023 after being accused at the end of last May by three alleged victims of events that occurred between March 2005 and April 2013.
According to information released at the time by the AFP agency, the lawsuits of the Crown Prosecutor’s Office are based on “an examination of the evidence gathered by the London police” in the investigation into the filing of complainants.
Two of the charges correspond to sexual abuse committed in March 2005 in London to the same complainant, another to a second victim in August 2008, and finally the fourth charge corresponds to a third complainant who allegedly abused in April 2013 in Gloucestershire, South West England.
Winner of two Oscars, since 2017 he faces a real wave of accusations also in the United States. Photo by Reuters
All the allegations correspond to the time when Spacey artistically directed the Old Vic theater in London.
Years later, when complaints against the actor began to emerge in his home country, an internal investigation of the theater was uncovered. “20 testimonies of alleged inappropriate behavior” which had not come to light.
In addition to these new accusations on British soil, the double Oscar for The usual suspects (1995) and American beauty (1999) and numerous awards for the series House of cards Since 2017 he has faced a real wave of accusations in the United States for crimes of a sexual nature amidst the movement #Me too.