Police investigating second Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegation

Nick Sanchez
November 23, 2017

Spacey has faced a series of allegations of inappropriate behaviour since actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey had made a sexual advance toward him in 1985 - when Rapp was just 14 and Spacey was 26.

The British police have added a second sexual assault to the investigation conducted for American actor Kevin Spacey, the Press Association news agency reported today.

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

"On Friday, 17 November, a further allegation was made about the same man (suspected in the 2008 case)", a statement from a spokesperson for Scotland Yard reads.

It is understood officers from the Metropolitan Police's child abuse and sexual offences command are looking into claims the House of Cards actor sexually assaulted a man in Lambeth in 2005.

It was made the same day the Old Vic released the results of an internal investigation - the theatre said it received 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behaviour.

Cavazos alleged that Spacey approached him in "unpleasant encounters" which he said he would have termed "harassment" if he were a woman.

The Met were already investigating an allegation of assault regarding Spacey against a different man in the same area in 2008.

The alleged victim is believed to be an aspiring actor who sought career advice from the House of Cards star.

The Old Vic apologised "for not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely".

Only one of the alleged victims reported the incidents at the time. He has denied allegations of assault, but said he is now seeking "evaluation and treatment" of his behavior.

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