Words: Alastair James
Kevin Spacey has been charged with sexually assaulting three men. The Crown Prosecution Service made the announcement on Thursday (26 May).
Spacey, 62, has also been charged on four counts - three of sexual assault and one of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
The CPS says the offences took place between 2005 and 2013. Three took place in London and one in Gloucestershire.
Rosemary Ainslie, the head of the CPS special crime division, has said: "The CPS has authorised criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men.
"He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan police in its investigation.
"The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial."
The Metropolitan Police added that the decision to charge Spacey came follows a review of evidence gathered during an investigation.