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Actor Kevin Spacey ‘humbled’ as jury clears him in sex assault trial

Kevin Spacey has been cleared of nine sex offences (Yui Mok/PA)
Kevin Spacey has been cleared of nine sex offences (Yui Mok/PA) Kevin Spacey has been cleared of nine sex offences (Yui Mok/PA)

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has said he was “humbled” by the jury’s decision to clear him of nine sex offences.

The Hollywood star cut a tearful figure in the dock at Southwark Crown Court on his birthday on Wednesday as the jury delivered the not guilty verdicts.

Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting four men over the period between 2001 and 2013 – accusations he described as “madness” and a “stab in the back”.

Speaking on the court steps after the verdict, the 64-year-old said: “I would like to say that I’m enormously grateful to the jury for having taken the time to examine all of the evidence and all of the facts carefully before they reached the decision.

“I am humbled by the outcome today.”