Kevin Spacey acquitted of all nine sexual offense charges in London trial


Kevin Spacey broke down in tears after a London jury found him not guilty of committing sex offenses against four men.

The two-time Oscar winner, 64, was acquitted of nine charges — including sexual assault and causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity — in court on Wednesday.

He faced the possibility of life in prison if found guilty of the crimes.

The charges pertained to sex offense allegations that plaintiffs claimed took place between 2004 and 2013, while the star of acclaimed films such as “The Usual Suspects” and “Seven” served as artistic director at London’s historic Old Vic theater.

The jury, composed of six men and three women, deliberated for three days after hearing mountains of evidence over the course of the five-week trial.

Three of the accusers claim they were aggressively groped — while the fourth alleged Spacey performed oral sex on him when he was passed out in the star’s London apartment.

The four variously described the actor as a “vile sexual predator,” “slippery” and “atrocious, despicable, disgusting.”


US actor Kevin Spacey departs Southwark Crown Court after being aquitted in London, Britain.
US actor Kevin Spacey departs Southwark Crown Court after being aquitted in London, Britain.
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The “American Beauty” star — who has been virtually banished from Hollywood following multiple allegations of sex abuse — sobbed as the not-guilty verdict was handed down.

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He mouthed “thank you” to the jury before wiping away tears with a tissue.

Spacey’s court victory comes less than a year after he also won a sex abuse case brought against him by actor Anthony Rapp in Manhattan.


This court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook shows actor Kevin Spacey appearing at Southwark Crown Court, London, Wednesday July 26, 2023.
This court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook shows actor Kevin Spacey appearing at Southwark Crown Court, London, Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
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Last October, jurors sided with Spacey, finding that Rapp could not conclusively prove his claim that Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance at him back in 1986.



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