Kevin Spacey mobbed as he arrives in London court to answer sexual assault charges
Spacey faces four counts of sexual assault and one of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey was mobbed by photographers as he arrived at court in London to "strenuously deny" sexually assaulting three men.
The Hollywood star, 62, was ushered into Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning amid a media scrum after he got out of a silver Mercedes.
Spacey, wearing a pale blue suit, dark spotted tie and white shirt, smiled as he entered the building.
He faces four counts of sexual assault and one of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
Spacey entered the dock and remained standing before being told to take a seat by Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram.
He stood to give his name as Kevin Spacey Fowler, as well as his date of birth as July 26, 1959, and an address in London.
Spacey is charged with sexual assault on a man and causing him to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent in August 2008, two counts of sexual assault on a man in March 2005, and sexual assault on a man in April 2013.
He was not asked to enter pleas.
Patrick Gibbs QC, defending, said: “Mr Spacey strenuously denies any and all criminality in this case.”
The court set a date for Spacey’s next appearance at Southwark Crown Court on July 14.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised charges against him last month, but American Spacey could only be formally charged after travelling to the UK earlier this week.
At the conclusion of the 28-minute hearing, Spacey was granted unconditional bail ahead of his next appearance at Southwark Crown Court at 9:30am on July 14 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.