Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Kevin Spacey: LA prosecutors drop sexual assault charge

Spacey Seagal LA authorities decline to file sex crime charges against Spacey | TheHill
Rosie Leonard | 05 September, 2018, 16:52

The allegation was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and was turned over to the task force to review for possible charges in April.

Prosecutors declined to charge Spacey in an October 1992 case, saying the date was beyond the period in which a charge could be filed. "The allegations that have been made against Mr. Seagal are false and have no substantive material support", he said in the statement.

The 59-year-old is also being investigated in the United Kingdom for six sexual assault claims over 22 years.

Representatives for Spacey and Seagal did not immediately return emails T seeking comment.

Beverly Hills police past year investigated Seagal after a woman reported he had raped her on January 1, 1993.

Another case concerning an alleged incident in 2016 remains under review.

"Therefore analysis of the strengths and weaknesses is not warranted", a prosecutor said in rejecting a filing that was not in the formal paperwork.

A man alleged Spacey had assaulted him in West Hollywood in October 1992. The allegations, which he has repeatedly denied, have been levelled by actresses, film workers and reporters.

Actor Steven Seagal has had years of accusations levelled at him. The accuser refused to cooperate with LAPD investigators, and prosecutors said that lack of information is the reason no charges will be filed. "Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim".

The cases were reviewed by a task force established to evaluate sex abuse allegations in the entertainment industry in the wake of dozens of women accusing disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and others of abuse.

According to an L.A. County D.A. charge evaluation worksheet, "the reporting party alleged that in 1993, she was the victim of a sexual assault perpetrated by the suspect".

Spacey was artistic director at London's The Old Vic theatre between 2004 and 2015.

This isn't the first time Anthony has had such cases pinned against him.

The action star was accused earlier this year by two women of sexual assault and rape.

A number of allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against the Oscar-winning actor since last November, when he was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance in 1986. Spacey apologized for any inappropriate conduct with Rapp but has not commented since and has stepped away from public life.

He was also sacked from Netflix's House Of Cards and edited out of Sir Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World.

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