Kevin Spacey: Actor pleads not guilty to sex assault charges at Old Bailey

The 62-year-old American actor denied four charges of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has pleaded not guilty to a series of sex offences at the Old Bailey court in central London.

The 62-year-old American actor denied four charges of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has pleaded not guilty to a series of sexual assault charges. Photo: Getty

It was Spacey’s second appearance at a London court after a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, June 16, where he was not asked to enter a plea.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 2005 and 2013 when he was living in London as artistic director of the Old Vic theatre, and relate to three men.

Actor Kevin Spacey (centre) arrives at the Central Criminal Court on July 14, 2022. Photo: Getty

Spacey, who starred in films including American Beauty and The Usual Suspects, and played Frank Underwood in Netflix’s House of Cards, is represented by Patrick Gibbs QC.

He attended court dressed in a blue suit and tie, wearing dark framed glasses.

The star was flanked by security and police as he made his way through crowds of media into the court building.

A date of June 6, 2023, has been set for trial, which is expected to last four weeks, at either the Old Bailey or Southwark Crown Court.