Sex assault case against Kevin Spacey dropped by Los Angeles prosecutors

05 September, 2018, 16:55 | Author: Alicia Barber
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The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is declining to file charges against Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and Anthony Anderson.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office made no comments Tuesday on the merits of the accusations.

Seagal - a Russian citizen who was named in August as the Kremlin's newest special envoy to the United States - has faced more than half a dozen allegations of sexual assault, including rape, over several decades.

"The reporting party has declined to be interviewed by the investigating officer".

In 2017, police began investigations into an allegation of a 2008 assault in the London borough of Lambeth and two allegations of sexual assault in 2005, one in Westminster and one in Lambeth.

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The case for the action-movie star Seagal, who was accused of assaulting an 18-year-old acquaintance in 1993, was also abandoned on the same grounds.

Prosecutors also declined to charge Anderson, best-known as the father in TV sitcom Black-ish, after a woman reported to police that she had been raped and sexually abused earlier this year by the actor. The district attorney's office has yet to charge any of the accused.

They say any alleged sex crime involving an adult that occurred in 1992 would fall outside of California's statute of limitations.

But on Tuesday, the DA dropped the case against the 48-year-old 'because the woman refused to cooperate and there was not enough evidence to go forward, ' the website claimed.

Actor Anthony Rapp, 46, told BuzzFeed last October that when he was a teenager, Spacey, then in his 20s, made a sexual advance toward him.

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

The former House of Cards star has been accused by multiple men of sexual assault and misconduct during the #MeToo movement.

Mr Spacey claimed to have no memory of the events but publicly apologised.

As the number of accusations escalated, Netflix cut Spacey from his lead role in the award-winning series House of Cards.

He was dropped past year from the Netflix television series House of Cards and erased from the film All the Money in the World.

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