LA Prosecutors Decline Criminal Charges Against Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal, Anthony Anderson

LA Prosecutors Decline Criminal Charges Against Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal, Anthony Anderson

LA Prosecutors Decline Criminal Charges Against Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal, Anthony Anderson

Spacey, the Oscar-winning star of American Beauty, is one of dozens of men in the entertainment industry and politics who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past 10 months, partly as a result of the #MeToo social media movement.

Kevin Spacey will not be prosecuted over a sexual assault claim because too much time has passed since the alleged incident took place.

A year ago the LA County Sheriff's office formed a task force to handle an influx of Hollywood sexual abuse cases, but so far most allegations have been dismissed because they fall outside the statute of limitations.

Kevin Spacey, left, and Steven Seagal won't face criminal charges following allegations from the 1990s because the alleged incidents are beyond the statute of limitations.

According to the district attorney's office, the victim was not a minor at the time of the alleged crime.

The L.A. officials said the statute of limitations has passed for the case they were pursuing against Spacey, which occurred in 1992.

Seagal was accused by a woman named Regina Simons, who claimed the actor raped her in 1993 when she was 18.

Spacey was artistic director at London's The Old Vic theatre between 2004 and 2015. The accusation was made less than two weeks after Anderson, 48, received his fourth Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for "Black-ish".

The two-time Oscar victor has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 15 men, with alleged incidents spanning his decades in film and on the stage.

Another sexual assault allegation against Spacey, also originating from the sheriff's department and turned over to the task force on August 22, is still under review. Ridley Scott also removed Spacey from his role in All the Money in the World and reshot parts of the film with Christopher Plummer as a replacement.

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