Kevin Spacey accepts a lifetime achievement award in Italy, days after appearing in court in the UK

Kevin Spacey accepts a lifetime achievement award in Italy, days after appearing in court in the UK

The 63-year-old two-time Oscar winner made a Friday video connection appearance at Southwark Crown Court in London.

After contesting sexual assault claims in court in the UK, Kevin Spacey accepted a lifetime achievement award in Italy.

The 63-year-old traveled to Turin, Italy, for his first formal speaking engagement since the #MeToo era claims surfaced, when he was presented with an honor for his contributions to the development of cinema.

In addition, the 1999 movie American Beauty would be screened with an introduction by the two-time Academy Award winner.

It follows Spacey’s Friday video connection appearance in London’s Southwark Crown Court when he pleaded not guilty to three charges of indecent assault, three acts of sexual assault, and one count of inciting another person to engage in uninvited sexual behavior.

In the UK, he has already refuted five other accusations.

Spacey, who hasn’t given an official public address since sex assault accusations surfaced in 2017, denied retreating from public life in a speech before to accepting his prize on Monday night.

“I live my life every day, I go to restaurants, I meet people, drive, play tennis, and I’ve always managed to meet nice, real, caring individuals,” he said in a statement to the local news agency Ansa.

I haven’t gone into hiding or moved into a cave, I say.

Kevin Spacey accepts a lifetime achievement award in Italy, days after appearing in court in the UK

When Spacey accepted the Mole Antonelliana lifetime achievement award at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin, he expressed gratitude to the organization for having “le palle,” or “balls,” to extend an invitation.

He informed the audience, “My heart is extremely full toward the Museum of Cinema for having had the ‘palle’ to welcome me tonight.

Domenico De Gaetano, the director of the museum, and Marco Fallanca, the director of foreign relations, were also honored for organizing the occasion.

He stated, “They should be commended for making a vigorous defense of creative excellence by granting this prize.

Additionally, Spacey made a particular mention of Evan Lowenstein, his manager.

He stated: “Evan hasn’t just stood next to me. When I needed to be led, he stood in front of me, and when I needed to be shoved, he stood behind me.”

Spacey’s most recent film, The Man Who Drew God, by director Franco Nero, was shot in Turin. Spacey lost his lead part in House of Cards as a result of the claims.

He went to the Olympic Stadium in Torino on Sunday for the football team’s Serie A game versus Spezia, where he posed for pictures wearing a club shirt with his name on it.

In June, Spacey is set to stand trial in London on a dozen counts alleging that between 2001 and 2013, including while serving as creative director of the city’s Old Vic theater, he sexually assaulted four men.

He entered a not-guilty plea.

In a civil lawsuit filed in New York, a federal jury in October ruled actor Kevin Spacey was not responsible for sexual assault claims made by Anthony Rapp. The alleged incidents occurred in 1986 when both men were relatively unknown Broadway players and Rapp was 14 years old.

In Massachusetts, Spacey was previously accused of groping a guy in a pub.

Charges were eventually withdrawn by the prosecution.

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