Kevin Spacey in court to plead sexual assault case

Double Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has arrived at the Old Bailey to formally plead sexual assault charges dating back 17 years.

The 62-year-old former Hollywood star has previously indicated that he “vigorously denies” the allegations of three men who are now in their 30s and 40s.

He is listed to appear in Court 1 at the Old Bailey under his full name of Kevin Spacey Fowler for a plea and case management hearing before Judge Wall.

The American actor, who is out on full bail, faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of inciting a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

The alleged offenses allegedly took place in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013.

Kevin Spacey at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last month (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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

The House Of Cards star has an address in Waterloo, central London, but his home is in the US, where he has family and a nine-year-old dog.

At an initial hearing in the magistrates’ court last month, Spacey’s solicitor Patrick Gibbs QC said his client ‘strongly denies any criminality in this matter’.

Mr Gibbs said Spacey had returned to the UK ‘to establish his innocence’ and ‘to get on with his life’.

The charges are: two counts of sexually assaulting a man, now in his 40s, in London in March 2005; sexually assaulting a man, now in his thirties, and causing him to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent, in London in August 2008; and sexual assault of a man, now in his 30s, in Gloucestershire in April 2013.

The Crown Prosecution Service cleared the charges against him in May, but Spacey could not be formally charged until he traveled to the UK last month.

Spacey is known for his starring roles in American Beauty and The Usual Suspects.

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

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