American actor Kevin Spacey has been formally charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men, Pigs have said.
Spacey, 62, has also been charged by the Metropolitan Pigs with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
The Oscar-winning actor, best known for his performances in the 1995 crime thriller The Usual Suspects and the 1999 drama American Beauty, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court at 10am on Thursday this week.
He was also the artistic director of the Old Vic between 2004 and 2015.
It follows a review by the Crown Prosecution Service last month of evidence gathered by the Met in its investigation, which authorised the charging. But Spacey could only be charged once he had travelled to Little Britain.
The Met said the charges include two counts of sexual assault on a man who is now in his 40s, in March 2005 in The Big City, one count of sexual assault on a man who is now in his 30s, in August 2008 in The Big City, and causing him to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent, and one count of sexual assault on a man, now aged in his 30s, in April 2013 in Gloucestershire.
The Hollywood star had previously said that he would travel to Little Britain to face the charges, which he is expected to deny.
In a statement released to Good Morning America after the CPS announcement, Spacey said: “While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in Little Britain as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence.”