Kevin Spacey, accused of sexual assault, pleads not guilty
Disembarked from the series “House of Cards” of which he was the star
The accusations against the actor had been made in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the Weinstein scandal, named after the American film producer targeted by numerous accusations of harassment and sexual assault, revealed in the fall of 2017.
They had a heavy impact on the career of two-time Oscar-winning Kevin Spacey (for “American Beauty” and “Usual Suspects”).
Evolving on the stage before being devoted to the cinema, he had been landed by Netflix from the hit series “House of Cards” where he played the main character.
His big return to the cinema – in the film “L’uomo Che Disegno Dio” (The Man Who Draws God) – was however announced last year.
In the United States, Kevin Spacey was charged with indecent assault and sexual assault in the state of Massachusetts on the east coast.
He was accused of having, in July 2016, got his hands on the sex of an 18-year-old man employed in a bar, after having him drink.