Kevin Spacey investigated by police over second sexual assault claim

Allegation dates back to 2005 when the actor was artistic director at London's Old Vic theatre

London police are investigating actor Kevin Spacey over a second sexual assault allegation.

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”.

After previously confirming that Spacey was being investigated over one allegation of sexual assault, Scotland Yard has now launched an investigation into a second claim.

“Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told The Hollywood Reporter. According to reports, this latest accusation refers to an incident that allegedly took place in 2005 in Lambeth, the London borough where the Old Vic theatre is located. Spacey was artistic director there at the time.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

London’s Old Vic Theatre recently confirmed that it had received 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behaviour by Spacey while in his role. The theatre had previously been accused of previously “ignoring” allegations made against Spacey. However, the Old Vic chief executive who hired Spacey has denied having prior knowledge of any alleged misconduct.

Meanwhile, Morrissey recently weighed in on the matter, claiming that allegations against Spacey don’t “sound very credible” and that the actor is being “attacked unnecessarily”. Garbage’s Shirley Manson has since fired back at the former Smiths frontman, saying that he has “lost the fucking plot”.

  • 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