Sir Elton John and husband called as defence witnesses in Kevin Spacey trial

Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish have both taken to the stand on Monday as a defence witnesses in Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault trial.

The couple is giving evidence via video link from Monaco in the trial of the actor at Southwark Crown Court.

Furnish, 60, has been married to music icon Sir Elton since December 2014 after entering a civil partnership in 2005, and the couple shares two sons: Zachary, 12, and 10-year-old Elijah.

Dad of two Sir Elton, 76, wore a black jacket and white shirt for his legal appearance, the same choice as his husband.

Spacey, 63, is up at Southwark Crown Court accused of charges including sexual assault and indecent assault against four men in the UK, which he denies alongside all claims against him.

The alleged offences are said to have been committed between 2001 and 2013.

Spacy took to the stand on Friday, with defence continuing today.

Responding to accusations he had made ‘vile comments’ towards a man he met in a West End theatre in the mid-2000s, Spacey denied this.

He said there were ‘deeply personal’ reasons why he would not do such a thing.

After it was put to him that he assaulted the man, Spacey replied: ‘Absolute b****ks.’

Prosecutor Christine Agnew KC then said: ‘Because that’s exactly where you did grab him, isn’t it?’

Spacey asked: ‘Really?,’ before turning to the judge and asking: ‘Did he accuse me of grabbing his bollocks?’

The defendant eventually said: ‘I did not.’

In the same questioning, Spacey claimed the complainant in the West End theatre who accused him of grabbing his crotch ‘like a cobra’ of making ‘up his entire story from beginning to end.’

He also denied sexually assaulting an aspiring actor who claimed Spacey had ‘drugged’ him before waking up to find him performing a sex act on him.

Responding to prosecution accusations that he sexually assaulted the man, Spacey said, according to the PA news agency: ‘I have denied that.’

‘I continue denying that and it is not true.’

The trial continues.

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