Kevin Spacey will appear voluntarily before a court in the United Kingdom in an effort to clear his name after recent charges of sexual assault.
Spacey confirmed he will appear voluntarily before the Crown Prosecution Service after the legal agency announced four charges of sexual assault against the former House of Cards actor and made clear plans to extradite him to the U.K. if he does not go of his own volition.
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"I very much appreciate the Crown Prosecution Service's statement in which they carefully reminded the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair trial, and innocent until proven otherwise," Spacey's spokesperson told Good Morning America on Monday. "While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the U.K. as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence."
The CPS announced the charges on Thursday, alleging Spacey sexually assaulted three men between 2005 and 2013 while serving as the artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre. Spacey has denied all allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
"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," said Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division.
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Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct several times in recent years. The actor was first accused of sexual assault in 2017 by Anthony Rapp, who claimed Spacey made sexual advances on him when he attended a party as a teenager. Spacey filed a motion to have Rapp's lawsuit dismissed in April and issued a statement saying he didn't remember the encounter and apologizing.
No allegation against Spacey has gone to trial due to dismissals or the statute of limitations running out.