After being charged with four counts of alleged sexual assault in the U.K., which were announced by Britain’s Crown Persecution Services (CPS) Thursday, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) will reportedly appear in a UK court “confident” that he can prove his innocence, according to Deadline. The Oscar winner gave a statement to Good Morning America Tuesday, maintaining his innocence and stating that he will be arguing the allegations in court.
One of Spacey’s accusers – now in their 40s – accused Spacey of allegedly assaulting them on two instances in March 2005 in London. Meanwhile, a second accuser stated that Spacey allegedly committed assault in August 2008, while another claimed they were assaulted by Spacey in 2013 in Gloucestershire, England. The latter accuser alleged that the offense caused “a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.”
“While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the UK as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence,” Spacey said in his statement.
The 62-year-old actor made the statement to Good Morning America following questions over whether he would need to be extradited from the United States.
“I very much appreciate the CPS’s statement in which they carefully reminded the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair trial, and innocent until proven otherwise,” he continued.
Spacey most recently reemerged into the public eye after two of his films were featured at the Cannes Film Festival – Peter Five Eight and 1242 – Gateway to the West.