Kevin Spacey movie producers react to UK sexual assault costs: ‘There are those that want for him to not act’


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Following information that Kevin Spacey has been charged with 4 counts of sexual assault within the U.Ok., the producers of certainly one of his new movies being shopped at Cannes have issued a press release in help of the disgraced actor.

“While it’s unfortunate that increased negative press is timed with Kevin returning to work, it’s also to be expected,” the producers of “Peter Five Eight” stated in a press release to Selection. “There are those who wish for him not to act, but they are outnumbered by fans worldwide who await an artist they have enjoyed for decades returning to the screen. The production has no knowledge or comment on the various swirling allegations, and believe it’s a matter for the courts to determine validity if it exists. ‘Peter Five Eight’ is a film for fans who care more for the art than the scandal.”

Kevin Spacey is quietly attempting to relaunch his film career.

Kevin Spacey is quietly making an attempt to relaunch his movie profession.
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“Peter Five Eight” is being shopped in Cannes by VMI Worldwide. The movie stars Spacey as Peter, a charismatic but mysterious man who arrives to a mountainside city with a mission. Spacey additionally has one other movie available on the market at Cannes, “1242: Gateway to the West,” a historic drama a few holy man who makes an attempt to cease Genghis Khan’s military from invading Europe.

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Spacey’s costs had been introduced Thursday by the U.Ok.’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which has spent over a 12 months reviewing a file handed to them by the Metropolitan Police.

Kevin Spacey leaves Manhattan Federal Court after a hearing to verify his place of residency.

Kevin Spacey leaves Manhattan Federal Court docket after a listening to to confirm his place of residency.
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“The CPS has approved criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for 4 counts of sexual assault towards three males,” stated Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Particular Crime Division. “He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation. The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”

A minimum of among the costs are believed to stem from Spacey’s time on the Previous Vic theater in London, the place he served as creative director from 2004-2015. Following a cascade of sexual assault allegations towards the actor within the U.S., the theater undertook an inner investigation which, in response to the BBC, resulted in 20 victims coming ahead who claimed he had behaved inappropriately towards them.

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Kevin Spacey starred in Netflix's ‘House of Cards’ from 2013-2017.

Kevin Spacey starred in Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ from 2013-2017.

Allegations of sexual assault and misconduct towards Spacey had been first uncovered in 2017, when actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey had made a non-consensual sexual advance towards him when he was 14. Rapp later filed a sexual abuse swimsuit in New York, which stays ongoing. One other swimsuit was filed in Massachusetts in 2018, however was dropped after the sufferer refused to testify. A civil swimsuit filed in 2019 was additionally dismissed after the plaintiff died. Spacey has denied all claims of sexual assault or misconduct.

The Hollywood Reporter was the primary to report the information.

Ok.J. Yossman contributed to this report.


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