The complaints against the 62-year-old actor and producer came from three men, and were lodged after a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police.
Out of the four complaints of sexual assault, three allegedly took place in London, and the fourth in Gloucestershire. Spacey also faces an additional sexual offence complaint in London.
According to CPS, the first complainant was assaulted twice in March 2005, while the second complainant was assaulted once in August 2008 and then forced to engage in penetrative sex around the same time. The third complainant was sexually assaulted in Gloucestershire in April 2013.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial,” the public prosecution agency added.
Spacey was first accused of sexual misconduct by actor Anthony Rapp in 2017. The latter, best known for Star Trek: Discovery, alleged that Spacey had made a sexual advance towards him in 1986, when Rapp was only 14.
Spacey issued a public apology to Rapp, and wrote, “I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
In the same post, Spacey came out as a gay man.
Several complaints similar to that of Rapp’s followed, including from those who worked on the show House of Cards. Consequently, Spacey was ousted from the Netflix show in which he played the lead character and served as an executive producer. Netflix also cancelled Gore, a biopic on Gore Vidal starring Spacey.
The actor was further ordered to pay nearly $31 million to the show’s producers, MRC Entertainment, for breach of contract when the company sued him in January 2019, claiming to have suffered “substantial losses” due to his behaviour.
After the allegations of sexual misconduct against him surfaced, Spacey has either been removed or replaced from multiple projects.
However, the actor is set to return to the screen after four years with a cameo in the Italian film L’uomo Che Disegnò Dio, Variety reported in May. He will play the role of a police detective in the Franco Nero film.