Actor Kevin Spacey has entered a “not guilty” plea to new allegations of sexual assault brought against him in the UK.
The House of Cards actor, 63, appeared in a video appearance on Friday in London’s Southwark Crown Court and entered a “not guilty” plea to seven allegations of sexual assault against one man in the 2000s, as per Deadline.
Last month, the actor appeared in court via Zoom to address the allegations. aforementioned outlet, he faces a total of 12 accusations and will appear in pre-trial hearings in March and April.
“The CPS has authorized additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for a number of sexual assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004.
“The CPS has also authorized one charge of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. The authority to charge follows a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.”
At the time of the news, Spacey was facing four counts of sexual assault in the United Kingdom for allegedly assaulting three men between 2005 and 2008. In July, he pleaded not guilty to the four allegations.
The date of the trial has been scheduled on June 6, per the report, which is also the day that Spacey will show up in court to answer to many charges of sexual assault in London that he pled “not guilty” to in July.
The actor already addressed the allegations in court through Zoom last month.
Beginning in 2017, Spacey initially encountered a number of allegations of sexual assault. The first came from 51-year-old Anthony Rapp, who said that the actor had made attempts toward him when he was just 14 years old.
Following Rapp’s claim, Spacey both came out as homosexual and apologized for “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
A New York City jury rejected Rapp’s allegations that the Oscar winner was guilty of violence in October, citing a lack of evidence.