WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- “American Beauty” actor Kevin Spacey is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police for six counts of sexual assaults in London.
- The investigation began after three men presented their allegations that occurred between 1996 and 2008.
- Gossip site TMZ reported that one man accused the actor of assault in Westminster in 1996, while the two others reported two separate attacks in Gloucester in 2013 and the other in Lambeth in 2008.
Kevin Spacey, 58, is under investigation in London as new sexual assault allegations have been filed by three men. Aside from the new allegations, the Academy-award winning actor is also facing inquiry for five other separate cases of similar nature in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Scotland Yard has also confirmed three separate claims of sexual assaults, the most recent of which was in January when a man claimed that the star sexually assaulted him in Westminster in 2005. While in the U.S., L.A. County prosecutors reported that a sexual assault case involving Spacey and an adult male in West Hollywood in 1992 is being examined.
Initial allegations began in October 2017 when Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making sexual advances toward him in 1985 when he was just 14 years old.
Shortly after, other people came forward with their claims that Spacey had either sexually harassed them or assaulted them. Among the accusers is former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh who alleged that Spacey grabbed her teenage son’s genitals in Nantucket in 2016.
Moreover, the Old Vic Theater in London where Spacey was artistic director for 11 years (2004-2015) confirmed that it had received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior during the actor’s term.
Most recently, Guy Pierce, whom Spacey starred with in the movie “L.A. Confidential” spoke about his experience working with the actor in an Australian talk show. He vaguely suggested that he was groped by the actor.
“Amazing actor; incredible actor. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy,” Pearce said. “Thankfully I was 29, and not 14.”