The Crown Prosecution Service said Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without their consent”.
The alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008, and in the west of England in April 2013.
Rosemary Ainslie, head of the service’s Special Crimes Division, said the charges followed a review of evidence gathered by London’s Metropolitan Police.
Spacey, a 62-year-old two-time Oscar winner, was questioned by British police in 2019 over claims by several men that he assaulted them.
the old Card castle The star ran London’s Old Vic Theater between 2004 and 2015.
Spacey won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the 1995 film. The usual suspects and a lead actor Oscar for the 1999 film american beauty.
His famous career came to an abrupt halt in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused the star of assaulting him at a party in the 1980s when Rapp was a teenager. Spacey denies the allegations.
The charges were announced as Spacey testified in a New York courtroom in the civil lawsuit filed by Rapp. He was on the witness stand Thursday and was not immediately available for comment.
A criminal case against him, a charge of indecent assault and battery resulting from the alleged groping of an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket resort, was dismissed by Massachusetts prosecutors in 2019.