“History is littered with those who are benevolent to some and cruel to others,” the prosecutor within the Kevin Spacey trial concluded with in the present day.
In the meantime, the 4 indecent assault expenses on the indictment, which had been various counts, had been struck off by the choose, which was attributable to a “legal technicality” and never on account of the prosecution abandoning any allegation.
Oscar-winning actor Spacey’s accusers are “no longer prepared to be the secret keeper for someone who treated them so badly,” Southwark Crown Courtroom heard.
Within the closing speech, prosecutor Christine Agnew KC advised jurors the case entails an “enormous power imbalance” and is “about power and taking advantage of that power.”
She questioned the two-time Academy Award winner’s declare that his accusers had been “motivated by money” and prompt the trial was a results of his “aggressive, oppressive and intimidatory behaviour.”
Agnew stated his alleged offending had left the boys feeling “diminished” and “worthless,” including: “There is no such thing as a doubt that he’s a really well-known and lauded actor.
“He is undoubtedly someone who is kind to those he chooses to be kind to,” she added. “History is littered with those who are benevolent to some and cruel to others.”
Agnew stated it’s “not simply a strength-in-numbers case” towards Spacey however that of “four separate men” who advised family and friends, the police after which the court docket their tales in a bid for justice.
She stated “Mr Spacey Fowler was and is a powerful man, he was so famous, who would believe them?”
Agnew stated “men are entitled to exactly the same protection that a woman would be in law”, and added: “Why on earth should these men put up with what they say has happened to them?”
Giving proof final week, the Hollywood star denied being a sexual bully and labelled the prosecution’s case towards him as “weak,” accusing one alleged sufferer of being after “money, money and then money.”
He beforehand advised the jury the sexual assault allegations are “madness,” “make no logical sense” and are a “stab in the back.”
The 63-year-old beforehand advised Southwark Crown Courtroom he may have had intercourse “all the time” however discovered it arduous to belief individuals due to his fame.
Every of Spacey’s accusers has given proof, variously describing him as a “vile sexual predator”, “slippery” and “atrocious, despicable, disgusting.”
He pleaded not responsible in January to 3 counts of indecent assault, three counts of sexual assault and one rely of inflicting an individual to interact in sexual exercise with out consent. He additionally beforehand denied 4 additional expenses of sexual assault and one rely of inflicting an individual to interact in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent.
The jury was directed to focus on what occurred and whether or not it was against the law, and never be involved with exact dates when issues occurred.
Earlier this week, the likes of Elton John, David Furnish and Jack Lemmon’s son Chris Lemmon appeared for Spacey’s protection, with the latter saying the actor was like household to him.
In January, Spacey pleaded not responsible to 3 counts of indecent assault, three counts of sexual assault and one rely of inflicting an individual to interact in sexual exercise with out consent. The 2-time Academy Award winner additionally beforehand denied 4 additional expenses of sexual assault and one rely of inflicting an individual to interact in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent.
He was granted unconditional bail earlier than the trial started. The trial continues.