The Los Angeles District Attorney will not seek sex crimes charges against actors Kevin Spacey, Anthony Anderson and Steven Seagal. According to the DA’s office, the statute of limitations had passed in cases against Seagal and Spacey. In Anderson’s case, the victim declined to cooperate with the investigation.
In Spacey’s case, a man alleged that the actor had assaulted him in 1992. Prosecutors say they’re still considering an allegation against the actor related to a 2016 complaint. In addition, prosecutors in the United Kingdom are reviewing six allegations against Spacey spanning 22 years.
Although Spacey does not face any criminal allegations, his career has suffered since actor Anthony Rapp disclosed Spacey’s advances. Rapp was just 14 at the time he encountered Spacey. Following the disclosure, Netflix removed him as the central character in “House of Cards.” His movie, “Billionaire Boys Club” failed at the box office. Further, director Ridley Scott hastily removed Spacey from “All the Money in the World.”
In January, the DA’s office announced that it was investigating Seagal after two actresses made sexual assault claims against him. In one instance, a complainant said Seagal raped her in 1994. Another woman claimed that Seagal groped her during an audition in 2002. Actresses Juliana Margulies, Jenny McCarthy and Portia de Rossi have all alleged inappropriate behavior involving Seagal.
Anthony Anderson, who currently appears in black-ish, will not face charges following a July 2018 sexual assault complaint. Anderson previously weathered at least two sexual assault allegations dating to 2004. In the most recent case, a caterer alleged that Anderson assaulted her but declined to cooperate with the investigation.
Los Angeles sex crimes lawyer
When you face charges for sexual offenses, hire an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
These cases demonstrate the seriousness of sexual offense allegations. They can have a major impact on your career, even when the DA doesn’t file charges. That’s why your first move in a sexual assault defense should be to hire an experienced defense attorney. An experienced, aggressive attorney will fight for your rights and freedom.
Don’t work with an attorney who doesn’t want to take your case, and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County sex crimes case.
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