The British authorities are going to make a formal request for the extradition of American actor Kevin Spacey to the United States if he himself does not voluntarily come to the UK because of his lawsuit.
The Guardian reported on Sunday on the authority of sources to the authorities. The US would then have to detain the actor to extradite him. Spacey was indicted in Britain earlier this week for four counts of sexual assault on three men. Formally, the actor must report to the UK in order for the charges to be considered.
In one of those cases, it involves “inciting” penetration without consent. But Justice does not make it clear by whom or by whom. The incident took place between March 2005 and april 2013 in the London area where the Old Vic Theatre is located. Spacey was artistic director at the time.
The 62-year-old two-time Oscar winner Spacey, known for the films Usual Suspects, LA Confidential and Se7en, had already been accused by several men of sexual cross-border behaviour in 2017. The case caused the actor to leave the popular Netflix series House of Cards shortly afterwards, in which he played the lead role of president Frank Underwood. Several cases were investigated and filed, but an investigation into the actor continued.
If Spacey files for the lawsuit, it does not automatically mean that the actor will have to stay in the UK for months or even years. The judge may allow him to return to the U.S. for the duration of the case, provided he promises to return if the judge so requests. This arrangement depends on the court.
Spacey has always denied all allegations. In August, it became known that Spacey returned to work. He got a role in the films Peter Five Eight and in the Italian film L’uomo che disegnò Dio. The films were scheduled to come out this year. The last film role of the actor was in 2018’s Billionaire Boys Club. The film was poorly received.