Singer Elton John Testifies in Sexual Assault Trial of Actor Kevin Spacey

Singer Elton John appeared via videolink at the sexual assault trial of actor Kevin Spacey at a court in London on Monday.

The Oscar-winning actor, who has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of sexual offences, is accused of carrying out the offences against four men in Britain between 2001 and 2013.

Spacey, who was artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2003, denies the allegations.

John was called as a witness by Spacey's defence team to testify about a party the singer hosted in the early 2000s, which Spacey is alleged to have attended before sexually assaulting a driver.

John said that Spacey had stayed overnight at his home in Windsor after the event, but he could not remember him leaving his room.

He also said that he did not recognise the man who has accused Spacey of sexual assault and would not have noticed him at the time.

Spacey's husband, David Furnish, also gave evidence via videolink from Monaco.

He said that Spacey had only attended the party hosted by the couple in 2001, a few years earlier than the accuser had stated in his evidence.

Furnish also described the accuser as a "very friendly, affable, easy-going person" and said that he had engaged in playful banter with him.

The complainant has told the court that Spacey made increasingly unwanted sexual advances, which had left him feeling physically sick.

Spacey denies the allegations and says that the two men had a consensual, "romantic" relationship.

The trial continues.