Spacey avoids prosecution in assault claims

Eloise Marshall
September 5, 2018

"So there was a "lack of sufficient evidence" to proceed with a case", the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said.

Prosecutors are reviewing a second case involving the House of Cards and American Beauty star that includes allegations he attacked a man in Malibu in October 2016.

Not many details have come to light about that case, but Seagal has been publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault by multiple women, including Jenny McCarthy, who says he tried to make her strip in an audition though the script didn't call for nudity, an allegation Seagal denied.

She told TheWrap that she was 18 at the time of the alleged rape, which she claimed happened after Seagal invited her to a wrap party for the movie at his Beverly Hills home in 1993.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is declining to prosecute certain sex crime charges against Kevin Spacey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

But in the allegations against Anderson, prosecutors said the alleged victim "declined to be interviewed".

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Actor Steven Seagal has had years of accusations levelled at him.

Anderson "unequivocally disputes the claim" against him, and authorities have not contacted him about it, a representative for the actor said in a statement.

Police in London are investigating six criminal cases against him.

Anderson, star of ABC's Black-ish, was accused of sexual assault earlier in 2018, according to Variety.

United Kingdom police are also looking into several accusations against the actor. Spacey apologized for any inappropriate conduct with Rapp but has not commented since and has stepped away from public life. Ridley Scott also removed Spacey from his role in All the Money in the World and reshot parts of the film with Christopher Plummer as a replacement.

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