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Actor Kevin Spacey is ‘sexual bully’: prosecutor

London, Jun 30 (EFE).- Kevin Spacey is “a sexual bully” who “delights in making others feel powerless and uncomfortable,” a prosecutor alleged on Friday during the American actor’s sexual assault trial in London.

The 63-year-old Hollywood star faces 12 charges for sexual assault, indecent assault and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, allegedly committed between 2001 and 2013 based on accusations made by four men.

“He is an extremely famous actor who has won a number of awards. He is also, the prosecution allege, a man who sexually assaults other men,” prosecutor Christine Agnew told the court during the second hearing held in London’s Southwark Crown Court in a trial expected to last around four weeks.

“A man who does not respect personal boundaries or space, a man who it would seem delights in making others feel powerless and uncomfortable, a sexual bully,” she added.

The lawyer went on to describe in detail several encounters as described by Spacey’s alleged victims.

Agnew spoke of Spacey’s time as director of The Old Vic, a London theater when one alleged victim accused the star of inappropriate and unwelcome touching.

According to the prosecutor, Spacey would “grab and grope (the complainant) in an aggressive way” and there were, allegedly, five or six occasions in which the actor put his hand on his penis.

According to the testimony of the second alleged victim, the actor “simply laughed” when Spacey “grabbed his penis with such force it was painful,” Agnew continued.

Spacey, whose reputation as well as his freedom is at stake in the high-profile trial, denies all charges brought against him.

According to the British Public Prosecutor’s Office in May 2022, the actor is accused of five acts of aggression allegedly committed between 2005 and 2013.

In November last year, the prosecutor’s office added seven additional charges, which included sexual assaults against a man between 2001 and 2004.EFE


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