It’s about time. This was a true travesty of justice For Spacey, and he is now cleared of everything. He lost pretty much everything, most of his money, his career and pretty much was banished to hell. Now, he is cleared from it all. It is way past time for the courts to get out of people’s bedrooms and their sexual lives. Humans, dogs, animals, birds, bees, all life on earth has sex. And it’s high time we recognize that sex doesn’t belong in the court system.
The American Beauty star had previously broke down, claiming: “I lost everything”.
Spacey, who is celebrating his 64th birthday today, wept as he was cleared of all charges after 12 hours and 26 minutes deliberation.
The actor placed his hand on his chest and mouthed “thank you” twice to jurors before they left the room.
Spacey had denied all charges – saying the allegations against him were “madness” and a “stab in the back”.
During a blockbuster trial, stars such as Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish were called to give evidence.
Jurors were told Spacey was “turned on” by his victims getting angry at him and believed they would not come forward due to his fame.
He “abused the power and influence that his reputation and fame afforded him” to target the four men, it was claimed.
The court was told the four men were aged in their 20s or 30s when they “attracted the attention” of the star.
One, who first worked with Spacey at an event at The Haymarket Theatre, claimed the actor grabbed his genitals with such force that it was “painful”.
He also alleged the star made a remark about him being black and asked him “have we f***ed?” and if he had a “big c**k”.
He claimed it was “so hard I almost came off the road”.
Spacey was also accused of grabbing another man’s crotch “like a cobra” and subjecting him to a “machine gun” of “vile comments”.
While another alleged victim told the court he woke up to find Spacey performing a sex act on him.
But the actor broke down as he was called to give evidence and claimed his world “exploded” in 2017 when allegations about him first emerged on the internet.
He also insisted he was just a “big flirt” and respected someone when they told him no.
Spacey was seen dabbing his eyes with a tissue as he added: “There was a rush to judgment and before the first question was asked or answered I lost my job, I lost my reputation, I lost everything in a matter of days.”
He was cleared today of seven counts of sexual assault, one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.