Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey “strenuously denies” claims that he sexually assaulted three men, his lawyer said on Thursday, as the actor appeared in a London court to face charges.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram granted him unconditional bail until the next hearing, set for 0830 GMT on July 14 at Southwark Crown Court in south London.
Spacey, 62, smiled but made no comment to a scrum of waiting reporters, photographers and television cameras as he arrived and left Westminster Magistrates Court in bright sunshine.
Inside the courtroom, the actor, wearing a light blue suit, stood in the dock to give his full name as Kevin Spacey Fowler, his date of birth and an address in London.
No formal pleas were given at the hearing, which lasted 28 minutes. But his lawyer Patrick Gibbs told the court: “Mr Spacey strenuously denies any and all criminality in this case.”
Originally published in Dawn,June 17th, 2022