London police have launched an investigation into an allegation of a sexual assault in 2008 by a man believed to be Kevin Spacey, according to British media reports.
“On 1 November, City of London police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan police service,” a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Friday, according to multiple media reports. “It is alleged a man assaulted another man in 2008 in Lambeth. Officers from the child abuse and sexual offences command are investigating.”
The cops are not identifying Spacey as the suspect, nor are they confirming a report by The Sun that says the complainant was interviewed by Scotland Yard on Thursday.
But the British tabloid has reported that a man accused Spacey of a sexual assault in 2008 in Lambeth. The unidentified man said he smoked marijuana with Spacey, passed out and woke to find the actor performing oral sex on him.
The complainant said he had asked the veteran actor to help his own career and that Spacey warned him after the encounter, “Don’t tell anyone about this.” He said he then fled the residence.
At the time, Spacey served as the artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre.
In the past week, Spacey has faced numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, including with minors. It all began when actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed on Sunday that Spacey made a sexual advance on him in 1986, when Spacey was 26 and he was only 14.
The Oscar winner’s successful Netflix series, “House of Cards,” has shut down production as the streaming giant vets further harassment claims from members of the crew, TheWrap reported Thursday.