Kevin Spacey was granted bail after being charged with sexual assault.
After appearing in a London court on four accusations of sexually assaulting three men, US actor Kevin Spacey was granted unconditional bail.
A fifth accusation against the 62-year-old is causing a man to engage in penetrative sexual activity without his consent.
For the alleged offenses from 2005 to 2013, he was not asked to enter a plea.
On July 14, Mr. Spacey will appear at Southwark Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing.
The Hollywood star was escorted by his legal team and two police officers through a crowd of photographers and media crews to the court entrance ahead of the brief preliminary hearing.
Mr. Spacey sat in the dock, clothed in a pale blue suit with a dark tie and glasses. Tanweer Ikram, the deputy chief magistrate, heard his case.
“Mr Spacey firmly rejects any and all crime in this instance,” said Mr Spacey’s lawyer, Patrick Gibbs QC.
A media frenzy awaits the arrival of a US actor.
At Westminster Magistrates’ Court, by BBC special correspondent Lucy Manning
As he attempted to enter the court, the actor was besieged by a large scrum of cameras and journalists.
As he was jostled by photographers trying to photograph and film him, security had to clear a path.
In court 1, Mr. Spacey sat in the dock, dressed in a light blue suit. He was requested to take a seat and give his name, residence, and birth date.
He claimed his name was Kevin Spacey Fowler and that the court addressed him as Mr Fowler, despite his own lawyer addressing him as Mr Spacey.
When asked if he preferred to be called Mr Spacey or Kevin Spacey, the actor gave a small smile and shrugged, saying either was fine.
He was given the charges to read. At this first court appearance, he was not asked to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, but his lawyer claimed he rejects all criminality.
He was advised by the magistrate that he would be given bail. Mr Spacey left the building after a half-hour court session to face the cameras once more.