Kevin Spacey appears in court via videolink accused of seven further sex offences


Kevin Spacey has appeared in court remotely accused of sex offences against a new complainant.

The actor, 63, who appeared via videolink at Westminster Magistrates’ Court from the Middle East, spoke only to confirm his name, his date of birth and his London address during the brief hearing.

He gave no indication of any pleas after being charged with sexually assaulting an alleged male victim in alleged incidents between 2001 and 2004.

The latest seven charges against the Hollywood star include three of indecent assault, three of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

They take the total number of charges faced by Spacey to 12.

He was granted unconditional bail ahead of his next appearance at Southwark Crown Court on 13 January, when he is expected to appear in person.

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The actor appeared at the Old Bailey in July to deny five allegations relating to three men who are now in their 30s and 40s.

The five alleged offences he has already denied are said to have occurred in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013.

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At the time, Spacey was artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London.

At that hearing, he was granted unconditional bail ahead of a trial on 6 June next year.

Spacey, a two-time Academy Award winner, is best known for starring in American Beauty, The Usual Suspects and House of Cards.

He was artistic director at the Old Vic between 2004 and 2015.

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