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Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty in UK, Replaced in Genghis Khan Movie

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Kevin Spacey’s short-lived return to the movie business is coming to a quick halt.

In 2017, Star Trek star Anthony Rapp went public with allegations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey when Rapp was a young actor in Hollywood. After others also came forward with allegations, Spacey took a break from Hollywood and wasn’t being cast in anything.

That changed when he was cast as a holy man who tries to stop one of Genghis Khan’s armies in the historical drama 1242: Gateway to the West. The movie also stars Eric Roberts and Christopher Lambert.

Now, after Spacey’s legal troubles have expanded to include four counts of sexual assault and one count of "causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent" in the UK, he’s been replaced in the film.

It is not yet known who will replace him in the movie, which is scheduled to begin a two-month shoot on October 17 in Hungary.

News that Spacey has been replaced in the movie comes the same day that Spacey pled not guilty to the five charges he’s facing at London's Old Bailey court. The alleged offenses took place between 2005-2013 when Spacey was working at the Old Vic Theatre. Three men, now aged in their 30s and 40s, made the allegations.

Before pleading not guilty, Spacey has maintained his innocence since the allegations first came out, as he has done with all the allegations, both in the US and the UK.

Spacey is set to be in court for his UK trial on June 6, 2023. He’s also set to go on trial in New York this October to face the sexual assault lawsuit brought by Rapp.

RELATED | Kevin Spacey Books First Movie Role Since Sexual Assault Cases

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