Following uncertainties about whether he would need to be extradited from the United States, Kevin Spacey will “voluntarily” appear in a UK court on four counts of sexual assault.
The American Beauty star has delivered a statement to Good Morning America in the last hour in which he stated that he is “confident” in his ability to prove his innocence.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the Oscar winner, 62, was charged with four charges of sexual assault involving three men in the UK last week, including “one charge of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual conduct without consent.”
“I appreciate the CPS’s statement, in which they carefully reminded the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair trial and that I am innocent until proven guilty,” Spacey stated.
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“While I am dismayed by their choice to proceed, I will willingly arrive in the United Kingdom as soon as possible to defend myself against these charges, which I am convinced will prove my innocence,” she said.
In reports, it was questioned if Spacey would need to be extradited from the United States.
From 2003 until 2015, Spacey served as artistic director of London’s Old Vic Theatre. After an inquiry, the storied firm announced in November 2017 that it had received 20 claims of inappropriate behavior against the singer.
After a long hiatus, he has reappeared in the public eye in recent weeks with the release of two Cannes projects: Peter Five Eight and 1242 – Gateway to the West.