The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorized seven new charges against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey for a series of sexual assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004, according to a statement released on Wednesday.
One of the new CPS accusations is inducing a person to engage in sexual conduct without their consent, while others are indecent and sexual assault. The fresh charges are the result of a review of evidence collected by British police.
Spacey, 63, was previously accused of five crimes in the United Kingdom, including four counts of sexual assault by touching and the more serious accusation of causing a person to engage in penetrating sexual behavior without consent.
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His attorney stated in June that Spacey had “vehemently” refuted the allegations of sexual misconduct.
Patrick Gibbs, Spacey’s British defense attorney, did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment on the additional accusations.
In the United States, Spacey won a sexual assault case against him last month after jurors in a Manhattan civil trial determined that his accuser failed to prove that Spacey made an unwelcome sexual attempt on him when he was 14 years old.
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