Spacey Faces New Sex Assault Charges in UK

The authorities in Britain have authorized seven new criminal charges against the actor Kevin Spacey, including three counts of sexual assault, the country’s Crown Prosecution Service announced in a news release on Wednesday.

Rosemary Ainslie, who leads the service’s special crime division, said in the news release that all the charges involved the same complainant and concerned incidents that were alleged to have occurred between 2001 and 2004. 

She had also authorized a charge against Mr. Spacey of “causing a person to engage in sexual activity without their consent,” the release said.

Before Wednesday’s announcement, Mr. Spacey, 63, was already facing multiple charges of sexual assault in Britain. In July, he appeared in a London courtroom and pleaded not guilty to those charges, which concern three men, and a judge scheduled a trial to begin on June 6, 2023.