Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey smiled as he arrived at court ahead of his trial on Wednesday for a string of alleged sex offences.
The Oscar-winning star, 63, is charged with sexually assaulting four men in charges dating back as far as 22 years.
Spacey was pictured arriving at Southwark Crown Court this morning where his trial is due to begin today.
He smiled and waved at crowds outside the court and told them “good morning”.
Spacey, who appears in court under his full name Kevin Spacey Fowler, denies 12 charges between 2001 and 2015.
The alleged offences against four men took place in London and Gloucestershire.
According to court papers, the allegations include sexual touching, touching over clothing and Spacey forcing the complainant’s hand on his privates over clothing.
Spacey pleaded not guilty to three counts of indecent assault, three counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, in January.
He had previously denied four charges of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
All of those offences were allegedly carried out between 2005 and 2013 while he was artistic director at the Old Vic theatre.
A Met Police probe was launched in 2017 and American Beauty star Spacey was interviewed under caution two years later.
He wasn’t arrested but spoke to officers about a number of allegations.
Spacey was stripped of an International Emmy Award in the wake of the claims.
His central character in acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards was also killed off after he was axed from the show.
In October, Spacey won a civil lawsuit in the US after he was accused of an “unwanted sexual advance” at a party in 1986.