Elton John, here in London, March 27, 2023.
UNITED KINGDOM – Elton John was heard via videoconferencing this Monday, 17 July, as a defense witness at the trial of American actor Kevin Spacey, who has been on trial in London since late June for sexual assault.
Kevin Spacey, 63, has pleaded not guilty to 12 allegations of sexual assault on four men between 2001 and 2013, including a 2004 case when he was manager of London’s Old Vic theatre.
Man accuses Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him while driving actor to Elton John’s charity concert in the early 2000s”,
“He grabbed me (private parts) so hard that I almost ran off the road”Explained to the complainant during interrogation.
“It was a sweet gesture (…) and it was my romantic feeling”Kevin Spacey responded Thursday by denying any dealings ” violent “, ” aggressive “ Or ” Wound “,
Testifying from Monaco, Elton John confirmed remembering Kevin Spacey’s appearance in the early 2000s at this annual ball in Windsor, west London.
“He arrived with a white tie”In evening dress, said the singer.
“He came by private jet and came straight to the ball”, Elton John added, specifying that the actor had slept at home that evening. , I don’t remember him coming after that.”the singer continued.
David Furnish, Elton John’s husband, also testified to Kevin Spacey’s presence at this social event: “He was an Oscar-winning actor, there was so much excitement about him being on the ball”,
Kevin Spacey, dressed in a gray suit and polka dot tie, hears testimony from two men at the Crown Court in London.
The actor broke down as his attorney Patrick Gibbs read ten statements from witnesses, friends and family members.
Actor Robert Sean Leonard, who starred in the film dead Poets Society and series dr housedescribed Kevin Spacey as a person “Positive, Encouraging and Respectful”,
Chris Lemmon, son of actor Jack Lemmon (some Like It Hot), said that Kevin Spacey was “Like Second Son” for your father.
Last week, he dismissed the allegations outright citing relationships “Agreement” and condemning ” weak “ prosecution case.
But the actor, twice an Oscar winner for his roles American Beauty And The usual suspectsThe trial was initially described as a “sexual harasser” by the prosecution.
These allegations surfaced at the start of the #MeToo movement in 2017, when Kevin Spacey, the lead actor of the hit Netflix series, was at the height of his fame. House of cards,
In the process, he was dropped from the series and other projects in which he was to participate.
The actor’s trial, which entered its fourth week, continues on Tuesday.
see also on huffpost ,