Kevin Spacey‘s sexual assault trial kicked off Wednesday … but the Oscar-winning actor looked more like he was arriving at an awards show, smiling and waving at the crowd.
Spacey rolled up in a taxi to London’s Southwark Crown Court, got out in a navy suit and pink tie and greeted a throng of people assembled outside, cordially saying, “Good morning.” He then casually walked inside the courthouse as media from around the world covered his every move.
The four-week trial could have major implications for Spacey given that he faces a maximum punishment of life in prison if convicted.
As we reported, Spacey was accused of committing a dozen sexual offenses against four men from 2001 to 2013 in the capital of England. Prosecutors charged Spacey with 12 counts of sexual assault, indecent assault and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. Spacey has pled not guilty.
Today’s legal proceedings shouldn’t be too taxing for Spacey … jury selection is expected to get underway while prosecutors prepare to present their case for the latter part of the week or next week.