In a quick assertion on Wednesday, actor Kevin Spacey spoke to the press following a U.Ok. jury discovering him not responsible in his numerous sexual assault costs, saying he was “humbled by the choice.”
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On Wednesday, a U.Ok. jury has discovered Kevin Spacey not responsible of 9 costs of sexual assault, indecent assault, and inflicting an individual to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise. Exterior the courtroom, Spacey gave a quick assertion to the press, saying he was “grateful to the jury,” whereas additionally thanking his authorized staff and people concerned within the resolution.
“I think about that a lot of you may perceive that there’s lots for me to course of after what has simply occurred at present,” stated Spacey (by way of Selection). “However I want to say that I’m enormously grateful to the jury for having taken the time to look at all the proof and all the info fastidiously earlier than they reached the choice. And I’m humbled by the result at present. I additionally need to thank the workers inside this courthouse, the safety and all those that took care of us each single day, my authorized staff … for being right here day by day and that’s all I’ve to say for the second. Thanks very a lot.”
In whole, Spacey had 12 costs in opposition to him, together with sexual assault and indecent assault, with completely different costs alleged to have occurred in a variety from 2001 all over 2013.
Whereas Spacey denied all allegations, he additionally stated that, because of the costs, he thinks individuals are “afraid” to help him.
Final 12 months, a New York jury discovered that Spacey didn’t sexually assault actor Antony Rapp, who first got here ahead in opposition to Spacey in 2017. Spacey says the leads to London ought to be much like these in New York.
“The second scrutiny is utilized, these items crumble,” Spacey stated. “That’s what occurred within the Rapp trial, and that’s what’s going to occur on this case.”
As soon as heralded as a legendary actor, Spacey’s profession got here to a screeching halt in 2017 when he was accused of constructing sexual advances on then-14-year-old Anthony Rapp (who appeared in a Broadway present with Spacey) in 1986. Extra allegations got here ahead following that, resulting in Netflix slicing ties with Spacey on their deliberate movie Gore, in addition to eradicating him from the ultimate season of the collection Home of Playing cards.