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Kevin Spacey Investigated By Met Police Over Second Alleged Sexual Assault

The Met is already investigating a claim against Spacey from 2008.

22/11/2017 15:53 GMT | Updated 22/11/2017 16:17 GMT

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over a second alleged sexual assault, the Press Association said on Wednesday. 

Earlier this month it was reported that the Met was investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Spacey that was said to have happened in 2008 when the actor was artistic director of the Old Vic theatre.

The second incident is claimed to have taken place in Lambeth in 2005 and a complaint was said to have been made last week.

It came after the Old Vic said that 20 people were allegedly victims of “inappropriate behaviour” by Spacey and that a “cult of personality” may have stopped them from coming forward.

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Kevin Spacey is said to be the subject of a second investigation by the Metropolitan Police

Spacey was artistic director at the London theatre from 2004 to 2015 but it said the allegations it uncovered ranged from 1995 to 2013.

“Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating,” the Met said today. 

Accusations against Spacey surfaced in October when actor Anthony Rapp described an alleged incident which transpired between the two of them when he was just 14 years old.

Spacey responded to Rapp’s allegations in a statement on Twitter, in which he admitted he didn’t recall the events described, but offered his “sincerest apologies” for “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour”.