Kevin Spacey Appears in Court as Judge Tells Jury Familiarity With His Films Not a Barrier to Serving

Kevin Spacey has appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court in London to face 12 sexual assault charges.The actor, best known for his roles in “House of Cards” and “American Beauty,” was sat in a windowed glass dock inside Courtroom 1 accompanied by dock officers.

He wore a dark suit with a light blue shirt and pink tie.Mr Justice Wall is presiding over the case, which will be heard by a 12-strong jury.

Patrick Gibbs Kc was appearing on behalf of the actor while the prosecution are represented by Christine Agney Kc and Shauna Ritchie.The first day of the trial dealt entirely with jury selection.

Judge Wall said that he had excused 16 potential jurors for personal reasons, including work and caring commitments.

Of the remaining potential jurors, 14 were selected: 12 as the actual jury and two alternates, who will remain until after the prosecution has opened the case.The…

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