Channel 4 has announced a new documentary series investigating the sexual abuse allegations leveled against American actor Kevin Spacey.
Pacey Unmasked will follow the career of the former Hollywood A-lister, who is currently facing allegations of grooming, sexual assault and abuse from multiple men.
It comes after 62-year-old Spacey appeared in a UK court two weeks ago to “strictly” reject claims related to three men in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013, who are now in their 30s and 40s. are in the decade.
The alleged incidents occurred while Spacey was the artistic director of The Old Vic Theater in London.
Spacey is due for hearing in New York in October 2022 to face a civil case brought by actor Anthony Rapp, his first public charge.
Channel 4 said the two-part series, which will air after the results of both cases, will also reflect the actor’s childhood through his sudden success and hugely successful career on Broadway.
It will be produced by Oscar-nominated production company Roast Beef Productions in association with All3 Media International.
It will be directed by Kira Phillips and produced by Kathy Heywood, with Dorothy Byrne and Mike Lerner serving as executive producers.
“Kevin Spacey is one of the most highly respected and admired actors of our age,” Byrne said.
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“His talent has won him two Oscars and many other awards.
“Critically acclaimed for his film work on both sides of the Atlantic, he led the Old Vic to remarkable success of 11 years, becoming one of the most important figures in London’s cultural life, being the friend of some of its leading figures. , were making regular appearances in the pillars of the society.
“These films will follow the unfolding story of the misconduct allegations against him and the resulting court cases.”
Channel 4’s head of documentaries, Alisa Pomeroy, said: “I am delighted that this important story is being taken up by such a stellar documentary team, who I know will tell it with the sensitivity, thoughtfulness and journalistic rigor.”
Spacey was granted freedom to fly to the US after appearing in a UK court on June 16.