The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has declared that it won’t be pursuing sexual assault cases that were levied against the former House of Cards star.
As well as Spacey, no charges will be brought against actors Steven Seagal and Anthony Anderson. With regard to the exact charges brought against Spacey and Seagal, the DA reasoned that the statute of limitations had passed in both instances. It had been too long since the alleged assaults.
According to Deadline, Spacey still faces a second sexual assault charge, which the LA DA is actively investigating. The one that authorities refuted today harks back to a 1992 incident that happened while the alleged victim was not a minor.
The case involving Seagal concerned a victim who maintained the former action star had sexually assaulted her in 1993 when she was aged 18. Many women including Jenny McCarthy, Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies, and Inside Edition correspondent Lisa Guerrero, have also accused Seagal of harassment dating back to 1998.
In the case of Anderson, the black-ish actor was accused of assaulting a woman in July. However, officials stated that “the reporting party has declined to be interviewed by the investigating officer,” and so the case has been dropped.
A vast number of charges against Harvey Weinstein, whose appalling behaviour inspired the #MeToo movement which led to Spacey’s outing, are still being pursued by the Los Angeles DA.
Kevin Spacey’s latest film, Billionaire Boys Club, took in just $618 on its opening weekend, the legal system has been far kinder than the public.