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Prosecutor in London trial labels Kevin Spacey as a sexual bully



LONDON — The American actor Kevin Spacey is a “sexual bully” who “delights in making others feel powerless and uncomfortable,” a London court heard on Friday as prosecutors began setting out their case against the Hollywood star.

Space, 63, is facing a string of sex offense charges involving four men. He “strenuously denies” all the allegations against him, but if convicted, could face a prison sentence.

The prosecuting lawyer Christine Agnew told the jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court that Spacey may have got a “sexual thrill” from preying on other men.

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Spacey “does not respect personal boundaries or space” and “delights in making others feel powerless and uncomfortable, a sexual bully,” Agnew said, according to the Press Association, a British wire agency.

Spacey, 63, denies all of the 12 charges against him and has previously said he hopes to make a career comeback once he has established his innocence and the London trial is over.

The Oscar-winning actor’s trial officially got underway earlier this week with jury selection. The jury will hear from the four men during the trial, which is expected to last three to four weeks.

“None of the men wanted to be touched by Kevin Spacey Fowler in a sexual way, but he doesn’t seem to have cared very much for their feelings,” Agnew said. “He did what he wanted to do for his own personal sexual gratification.”

The prosecutor warned the jury that they might feel “star struck or overwhelmed that you are part of the jury to try such a famous person but … you must keep yourself grounded and true to the oath that you have taken.”

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