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Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal in Clear on 1990s Sex Charges

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal in Clear on 1990s Sex Charges
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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:22 AM

Kevin Spacey and Steven Seagal will not be prosecuted for sexual assault accusations dating to the early 1990s, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Tuesday.

The Spacey accusation from 1992 and the 1993 accusation against action star Seagal fell outside the California statute of limitations.

The Spacey case, involving an adult male, was presented to Los Angeles prosecutors in April and had been under review. The nature and origin of the accusation were not disclosed.

The District Attorney's office said in a charge evaluation sheet released on Tuesday that the allegation was outside the statue of limitations and that prosecution had been declined.

After a woman alleged that Seagal had sexually assaulted her in 1993 the Beverly Hills Police Department took a report and forwarded it to the D.A. The statute of limitations had expired in 1999.

Spacey and Seagal could not be reached for comment.

Spacey became embroiled in controversy in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

He apologized for any inappropriate conduct with Rapp but has not commented since and has stepped away from public life.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said in August that it was reviewing a second sexual assault accusation against Spacey, but declined to give details. The case is still under review.

More than 30 men have said they were victims of unwanted sexual advances by Spacey, including 20 people who came forward during an investigation by London's Old Vic theater, where Spacey was artistic director for 12 years. Reuters has not independently confirmed any of the allegations.

Spacey, the Oscar-winning star of "American Beauty," is one of dozens of men in the entertainment industry and politics who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past 10 months, partly as a result of the #MeToo social media movement.

He was dropped last year from the Netflix television series "House of Cards" and erased from the film "All the Money in the World." 

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Kevin Spacey and Steven Seagal will not be prosecuted for sexual assault accusations dating to the early 1990s, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Tuesday.
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