"I am humbled by the outcome" - Kevin Spacey has been found not guilty on all counts of sexual offences

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The jury at Southwark Crown Court delivered a not guilty verdict regarding incidents that allegedly happened between 2001 and 2013.

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has been found not guilty by the juror who presided over the nearly month-long court case at Southwark Crown Court, London earlier this afternoon. Spacey was cleared of charges brought forward by four men for historic sexual offences dating between 2001 and 2013. The verdict comes as Kevin Spacey celebrates his birthday, turning 64 today

After closing arguments were made by both Spacey's legal counsel, Patrick Gibbs KC, and the prosecution consisting of Christina Agnew KC, the jury deliberated for 12 hours, finally reaching their verdict at 2:50pm this afternoon (July 26). They found the actor not guilty of three charges of sexual assault, against a driver, and one charge of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

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In relation to the first accuser, a driver, Kevin Spacey was found not guilty of three counts of sexual assault and not guilty of one count of intentionally causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. With regards to the second accuser, a man who met Spacey at a West End event, the actor was found not guilty of two counts of sexual assault.

In relation to the third accuser, an aspiring actor, Spacey was found not guilty of sexual assault and not guilty of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent and in relation to the fourth accuser, a man who met Spacey at a countryside pub, the actor was found not guilty of sexual assault.

Spacey addressed the media outside the courthouse this afternoon, telling journalists "I imagine that many of you can understand that there is a lot for me to process after what has just happened today. But I would like to say that I am enormously grateful to the jury for having taken the time to examine all of the evidence and all of the facts carefully before they reached their decision and I am humbled by the outcome today.

Kevin Spacey arrives at Southwark Crown Court on July 25, 2023 in London, England. The U.S. actor is on trial in the UK, accused of sexual assaults on men during his time as Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)Kevin Spacey arrives at Southwark Crown Court on July 25, 2023 in London, England. The U.S. actor is on trial in the UK, accused of sexual assaults on men during his time as Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Kevin Spacey arrives at Southwark Crown Court on July 25, 2023 in London, England. The U.S. actor is on trial in the UK, accused of sexual assaults on men during his time as Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

"I also want to thank the staff inside this courthouse, the security and all those who took care of us every single day, my legal team, Evan Lowenstein and Lucy for being here every day, and that's all I have to say for the moment. Thank you very much."

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Questions are now also being raised if given the verdict that Hollywood and production companies will give him a chance to restart his acting career; Spacey was dropped from his popular Netflix series "House of Cards" when the allegations about his sexual misconduct first surfaced

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