Scotland Yard investigate Kevin Spacey over second sexual assault allegation

Carla Harmon
November 22, 2017

London's Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into a second sexual assault allegation by Kevin Spacey.

Police would not confirm the identity of the alleged assailant, who was named as Spacey by the Press Association.

They were both alleged to have taken place in Lambeth, south London, against separate men, police said. He has denied allegations of assault, but said he is now seeking "evaluation and treatment" of his behavior.

The American actor is facing numerous claims of sexual assault and harassment, as part of a broader scandal in Hollywood sparked by allegations against mogul Harvey Weinstein.

It's the second investigation regarding the actor after an alleged assault in 2008.

"On Friday, 17 November, a further allegation was made about the same man [suspected in the 2008 case.] The allegations are of sexual assaults against a man (Victim 2) in 2005 in Lambeth".

The Old Vic said it received the claims of inappropriate behaviour in recent weeks, although the alleged incidents were said to have taken place from 1995 to 2013.

Spacey was artistic director of The Old Vic from 2004 to 2015.

"Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating", the force said in a statement.

The allegations against Spacey started with Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp. It said numerous alleged incidents took place at the theatre - located in the borough of Lambeth - and involved members of staff.

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