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Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges in U.K. court
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Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges in U.K. court

London — Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty before a London court on Thursday to four charges of sexual assault against three men, stemming from incidents that allegedly took place between 2005 and 2013. He also pleaded not guilty to one count of "causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent." The Hollywood actor, 62, stands accused of assaulting the three men, who are now in their 30s and 40s, in London and Gloucestershire, England. Spacey appeared in person at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, commonly known as the Old Bailey, in London, to deny the charges. The judge said a trial expected to run three to four weeks would begin on June 6, 2023, the British Press Association news agency reported, and granted Spacey continued unconditional b...
Kevin Spacey granted bail as he makes first appearance in U.K. court on sexual assault charges
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Kevin Spacey granted bail as he makes first appearance in U.K. court on sexual assault charges

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court on June 16, 2022 in London, England. Kate Green/Getty London — Kevin Spacey was granted "unconditional bail" by a U.K. court on Thursday morning as he made his first appearance on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting three men between 2005 and 2013. Accompanied by his legal team, the actor was met by a crowd of journalists and photographers as he entered Westminster Magistrates' Court in London for a preliminary hearing. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 14. Spacey was not asked to enter a formal plea, but his lawyer said the actor "strenuously denies any and all criminality in this case," accord...
Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News
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Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment WriterSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago.Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes the assault happened in 1975 when she was 16, not in 1974 when she was 15 as she had long alleged, spurring cries of foul and a request to dismiss the case from Cosby’s attorneys, who said the change has upended their defense on the eve of trial.“It's not fair,” Cosby's lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said outside court. “It's called trial by ambush.”Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan gave no indication he planned...