LONDON – Those accusing Kevin Spacey are credible and their allegations should be heard with respect, prosecutors told jurors on Wednesday, as the actor’s sexual assault trial came to an end.
Spacey, 63, is on trial at London’s Southwark Crown Court for nine sex offenses against four men between 2001 and 2013 in Britain, where he served as artistic director of London’s Old Vic theater since 2003.
Three of the four accusers have said Spacey touched them in an aggressive manner. A fourth says that Spacey performed oral sex on her when she passed out in Spacey’s flat.
READ: Prosecutor says touching Kevin Spacey was not a caress: ‘It was like a cobra…angry’
Spacey has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has suggested as evidence that his accusers either lied or re-enacted a consensual sexual relationship.
In her closing remarks, prosecutor Christine Agnew described Spacey as “a man who was used to doing things his own way.”
He refuted Spacey’s argument that his accusers were “motivated by money”, describing them as credible witnesses who had “enough secrets of the truth that they have been carrying for years”. “
“Perhaps in 2023 society is more sympathetic to women than men in these circumstances,” he added. “You might think that men are expected to behave the way women have been doing for years: ‘Understand it, get on with it, don’t worry about it, it’s just one of those things. Is.'”
“This type of attitude has allowed people like the defendant to get away with this type of behavior for so long,” Agnew said.
Referring to the character witnesses called by Spacey, he said: “He is undoubtedly someone who treats people well who they want to treat them well. History is full of people who are kind to some and cruel to others.
Spacey’s attorneys will make their closing arguments on Thursday.
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LONDON u2014 Kevin Spacey's accusers are credible and their allegations deserve to be heard with respect, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday as the actor's sexual assault trial came to a close.
Spacey, 63, is on trial at London's Southwark Crown Court for nine sex offenses against four men between 2001 and 2013 in Britain, where he worked from 2003 as artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre.
Three of the four accusers have said Spacey aggressively groped them. The fourth says Spacey performed oral sex on him as he passed out in Spacey's flat.
READ: Prosecutor says groping Kevin Spacey wasn't a caress: 'It was like a cobra...angry'
Spacey has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has suggested as evidence that his accusers either lied or reimagined consensual sexual encounters.
In her closing speech, prosecutor Christine Agnew described Spacey as "a man used to getting his own way."
She disputed Spacey's argument that his accusers were "motivated by money," describing them as credible witnesses who had "just had enough of the secret of the truth they've been carrying around for many years."
"Society, possibly in 2023, is more sympathetic to women than to men under these circumstances," she said. "Men, you might think, are expected to behave as women have for years: 'get it, get on with it, don't worry about it, it's just one of those things.'"
Such an attitude allowed "people like the defendant to get away with this kind of behavior for so long," Agnew said.
Referring to character witnesses called by Spacey, she said: u201cHe is undoubtedly someone who is nice to those he wants to be nice to. History is littered with people benevolent to some and cruel to others.u201d
Spacey's lawyers will deliver their closing arguments on Thursday.
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