Kevin Spacey a ‘sexual bully’ who enjoyed making victims feel powerless, court told

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is a “sexual bully” who “delights in making others feel powerless and uncomfortable”, a court has heard.

The Hollywood star, 63, was described by the prosecution as a “man who sexually assaults different males” as he stood trial at Southwark Crown Court on Friday.

Christine Agnew KC told the court: “Kevin Spacey Fowler is an actor; lots of you’ll already know that.

“He’s an especially well-known actor who has received a variety of awards. He’s additionally, the prosecution allege, a man who sexually assaults different males.

“A person who doesn’t respect private boundaries or house, a man who it could appear delights in making others feel powerless and uncomfortable, a sexual bully.”

Spacey is on trial on expenses he sexually assaulted 4 males


Spacey, described by one in every of his alleged victims as “a star, a golden boy”, denies 12 expenses, together with sexual assault and indecent assault.

Ms Agnew stated the jury will hear from 4 males throughout the trial, all aged of their 20s or 30s, who attracted the eye of Spacey.

She stated: “Not one of the males needed to be touched by Kevin Spacey Fowler in a sexual means, however he doesn’t appear to have cared very a lot for his or her emotions.

Actor Kevin Spacey outdoors court

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“He did what he needed to do for his personal private sexual gratification.

“What does the defendant say in reply to those allegations?

“Nicely in relation to some he means that they’re fairly merely made up.

“In relation to others, he accepts that there was a sexual encounter between him and the opposite man however asserts that something that happened would have taken place with the consent of the opposite man.”

The prosecutor warned jurors to not be “star struck” by the actor – urging them to “hold your self grounded and true to the oath that you’ve taken”.

As she detailed allegations made by one of many complainants, Ms Agnew stated it “might be” that Spacey acquired a “sexual thrill” from the aggression he’s alleged to have used towards the person.

The prosecutor stated the defendant had engaged in “inappropriate and unwelcome” touching with the person, earlier than it allegedly progressed to “events when Kevin Spacey Fowler would truly seize and grope” him.

One other of Spacey’s alleged victims recalled the actor making “crude and seedy sexual remarks” earlier than grabbing him in “an aggressive method”.

The complainant stated he was grabbed with “such pressure it was painful” and that he pushed him away, saying “no, I’m not like that.”

Ms Agnew added that Spacey “merely laughed” after the complainant pushed him away.

The prosecutor stated a third complainant recalled “feeling susceptible” and “considering that maybe this was simply how individuals within the appearing world acted” following an alleged encounter at Spacey’s flat.

Ms Agnew stated the person recalled he had both “fell asleep or handed out” on the flat and after an alleged undesirable sexual advance from the actor, the complainant “sat and cried” at a bus cease at 5am.

The actor pleaded not responsible in January to 3 counts of indecent assault, three counts of sexual assault and one depend of inflicting a particular person to have interaction in sexual exercise with out consent.

The 2-time Academy Award winner additionally beforehand denied 4 additional expenses of sexual assault and one depend of inflicting a particular person to have interaction in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent.

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