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Kevin Spacey to avoid extradition and ‘voluntarily appear’ in U.K. court for sexual assault charges

Kevin Spacey will “voluntarily” appear in the United Kingdom to face four new sexual assault charges that were brought against him last week. If Spacey does not voluntarily appear in the U.K., British authorities plan to seek the actor’s formal extradition from the U.S. Spacey can be formally charged only following his arrest in England or Wales.

The 62-year-old actor provided a statement to “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, in which he says he is “confident” he can prove his innocence: “I very much appreciate the Crown Prosecution Service’s statement in which they carefully reminded the media and the public that I am entitled to a fair trial, and innocent until proven otherwise. While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the U.K. as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence.”

The charges against Spacey in Britain were announced last Thursday by the U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which has spent over a year reviewing a file passed to them by the Metropolitan Police. Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorized criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men. He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation. The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”  Some of the charges are believed to stem from Spacey’s time at the Old Vic theater in London, where he served as artistic director from 2004-2015. Following multiple allegations of sexual assault against the actor in the U.S., the theater undertook an internal investigation which resulted in 20 victims coming forward who claimed he had behaved inappropriately toward them.

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Guitarist Dave Navarro shares details on his battle with long-haul COVID since December

Jane’s Addiction recently announced they would be pulling out of their appearance at Welcome to Rockville, with Perry Farrell citing guitarist Dave Navarro’s “long bout with COVID” as the reason. In a new Instagram post, Navarro is detailing his bout with COVID, revealing that he’s been dealing with long-haul COVID since December and that it’s been “pretty awful.”

On Instagram, Navarro wrote, “So yeah, I’m one of the ones who came down with the ‘long haul covid.’ Been sick since December and supposedly will be back to my old self in… nobody knows how long. If there are any of you who are still suffering long after your negative results, I’m just saying you aren’t alone. The fatigue and isolation is pretty awful but try to spend your time with the ones you love and stay creative. That’s how I’m trying to get through this thing. Also lots of spiritual practices, meditation and yoga have been very helpful. I’ll be ok, just don’t know when.”  Navarro went on to add that “all indicators are pointing to a full recovery at some point!  Sending you all love and light. Even to those of you who are stoked I’m sick!”

Many cases of what’s deemed “long haul COVID” have been identified, where lingering effects have continued well beyond the initial infection. According to the CDC, some of these conditions can last weeks, months or even years. Post-COVID conditions are found more often in people who had severe COVID-19 illness, but anyone who has been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience post-COVID conditions, even people who had mild illness or no symptoms from COVID-19.

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Take a look at the trailer for the David Bowie documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’

The first trailer was released for filmmaker Brett Morgen’s David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream, which is the first film to officially be sanctioned by Bowie’s estate.

Moonage Daydream includes never-before-seen footage of Bowie’s life between 1970 to 1977. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and will be released in September in theaters and IMAX. Described in the trailer as “a cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey,” the film will subsequently air on HBO and HBO Max next spring.

Take a look at the trailer – here.

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