Actor Kevin Spacey, accused of sexual assault, receives film award in Italy

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Actor Kevin Spacey, accused of sexual assault, receives film award in Italy

American actor Kevin Spacey, accused of sexual assault in the United Kingdom, received a film award in Italy, we learned on Tuesday January 17.

Kevin Spacey received “The Star” from the Mole Antonelliana, an award given by this institution in Turin (north) which houses the National Cinema Museum and had invited the actor to lead a master-class, indicates a press release from this museum. This prize was awarded to him “as a sign of recognition for having made an aesthetic and authorial contribution to the development of the dramatic art with his films“, specifies the press release. The prize was awarded to him on Monday evening by Vittorio Sgarbi, Deputy Minister of Culture.

His trial next June

My life is moving forward. I never hid, I didn’t live in a cave. I went to the restaurant, I saw friends, I met people who defended and supported me“, he told the Italian press during his stay in Turin. Kevin Spacey had pleaded not guilty last Friday to seven new charges of sexual assault in the United Kingdom, a few months after having already denied other similar charges .

The two-time Oscar winner (for American Beauty and Usual Suspects) has already been prosecuted for four sexual assaults on three men between March 2005 and April 2013, when he was director of the London theater Old Vic. In total, he must now answer 12 charges related to accusations of sexual assault on four men between 2001 and 2013. The actor’s trial, scheduled for next June in the United Kingdom and which is expected to last a month, will deal with all of these cases. A procedural hearing is scheduled for April 5.

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