New investigation into Kevin Spacey opened by London police

The alleged assault in the new case took place in 2005

A new investigation into Kevin Spacey for alleged sexual assault has been opened by London police.

The two-time Oscar winner has been the subject of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, assault and harassment over the past month or so. Following the claims, Spacey issued a statement, saying that he was “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment”.

The new case brings the total of investigations involving Spacey to three. Confirming the investigation to The Hollywood Reporter, Scotland Yard said: “On 13 December we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster. Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.”

No further information has been released at this time.

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Anthony Rapp, who appeared in Star Trek: Discover was the first to accuse Spacey of assault, claiming he had done so when Rapp was 14.

Since the allegations came to light, Spacey has been fired from House Of Cards and was replaced by Ridley Scott in All The Money In The World.

The movie had to undergo extensive reshoots in the weeks leading to its release after Spacey was replaced by Plummer at short notice. Director Scott has since said his decision to replace Spacey was a “business” one.

  • For help, advice or more information regarding sexual assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN