April 14, 2024

Giving proof, the Hollywood star denied being a sexual bully and labelled the prosecution’s case towards him as “weak”, accusing one alleged sufferer of being after “cash, cash after which cash”.

He instructed the jury the sexual assault allegations have been “insanity”, “made no logical sense” and have been a “stab within the again”.

Throughout proceedings, Mr Spacey had instructed jurors he may have had intercourse “on a regular basis” however discovered it laborious to belief folks due to his fame.

Requested if he thought-about himself to be a strong man, he replied: “I didn’t have an influence wand that I waved in entrance of individuals’s faces every time I wished somebody to go to mattress with me.”

The courtroom heard how Mr Spacey, who’s an American citizen, had moved to London in 2001 to take up a task as inventive director on the Outdated Vic theatre.

However throughout his time within the UK he was accused of attacking 4 males aged of their 20s and 30s.

Prosecutors alleged that Mr Spacey’s “most popular methodology of assault” was to aggressively seize different males by the crotch.

He was additionally accused of performing a intercourse act on an aspiring actor who had handed out in his Waterloo residence.

Mr Spacey was acquitted of seven counts of sexual assault, one depend of inflicting an individual to have interaction in sexual exercise with out consent and one depend of inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent.

Following the not responsible verdicts within the Kevin Spacey trial, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated prosecutors “respect” the choice of the courtroom.

In an announcement, a CPS spokesman stated: “Following a radical investigation by the Metropolitan Police, the CPS made the choice to cost Kevin Spacey with sexual offences.

“The perform of the CPS is to not determine whether or not an individual is responsible of a prison offence, however to make honest, unbiased and goal assessments about whether or not it’s acceptable to current expenses.

“It’s the position of the jury to contemplate the fees and we respect the choice of the courtroom.”