Rome | US actor Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of sexual assault in the UK, has received a film award in Italy, we learned Tuesday.
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Mr. Spacey received “The Star” award from Mole Antonelliana, an award awarded by the Turin Foundation that includes the National Film Museum and which has invited the actor to lead a master class, says a press release from this museum.
This award was given to him “as a mark of appreciation for bringing with his films an aesthetic and authorial contribution to the development of dramatic art,” according to the press release.
The award was presented to him on Monday evening by Vittorio Sgarbi, Deputy Minister of Culture.
“My life is moving on. I have never hid, I have never lived in a cave. I went to a restaurant, I saw friends, I met people who stood up for me and supported me,” he told the Italian press while living in Turin.
Spacey pleaded not guilty to seven new charges of sexual assault in the UK on Friday, months after he denied other similar charges.
Two-time Oscar winner (l American beauty And The usual suspects) has already been tried for four sexual assaults against three men between March 2005 and April 2013, when he was manager of the London Old Vic Theatre.
In total, he must now answer 12 counts related to accusations of sexually assaulting four men between 2001 and 2013.
The actor’s trial, which is scheduled to take place next June in the United Kingdom and which is supposed to last for a month, will address all these issues. A procedural hearing is scheduled for April 5.
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