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Kevin Spacey is now under three police investigations for alleged sexual assaults

Josh Jackman January 18, 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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The police are now investigating three allegations of sexual assault made against actor Kevin Spacey.

The former House of Cards star has faced multiple accusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour – including rape – since Anthony Rapp accused him of making sexual advances on him when he was 14.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 25: Honoree Kevin Spacey speaks onstage during the 4th Annual "Reel Stories, Real Lives", benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund at Milk Studios on April 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Motion Picture & Television Fund)
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Last year, The Old Vic theatre in London revealed it had received 20 testimonies of inappropriate sexual behaviour by Spacey while he was artistic director at the theatre – with the most recent incident happening in 2013.

In November, the Metropolitan Police announced an investigation into allegations of sexual assault made against the Oscar-winning actor.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 27: Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey speaks onstage at the Jameson First Shot short film competition at Paramount Pictures Studios on June 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Pernod Ricard)
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“It is alleged a man assaulted another man, victim one, in 2008 in Lambeth,” the police said.

A second investigation was announced later that month, into “allegations of sexual assaults against a man, victim two, in 2005 in Lambeth.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actor Kevin Spacey attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
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Today, the Met Police made another statement, announcing a third investigation.

“On 13 December we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster,” the police said.

“Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Host Kevin Spacey speaks onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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The Old Vic said a “cult of personality” existed around Spacey during his nine years as director from 2003 onwards, adding that his status had stopped people – especially junior staff and actors – from coming forward, according to The Guardian.

It opened the investigation following a stream of allegations against the actor, including testimony from Mexican actor Rob Cavazos, who worked with Spacey at the Old Vic.

General views of The Old Vic theatre on the Cut in central London on November 2, 2017. Former workers at The Old Vic, where US actor Kevin Spacey was its artistic director from 2003 to 2015, told The Guardian newspaper that the London theatre ignored allegations of groping and inappropriate sexual behaviour on November 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cavazos alleged that Spacey approached him in “unpleasant encounters” which he said he would have termed “harassment” if he were a woman.

Roberto Cavazos (Facebook/roberto cavazos)

He said the American Beauty actor was commonly found at the theatre bar, “squeezing whoever caught his attention.”

Cavazos – who has been in Rush and Doctor Who – said at the time: “There are many of us who have a ‘Kevin Spacey story’.

“It seems that it only took a male under 30 to make Mr Spacey feel free to touch us.

US actor Kevin Spacey reacts after being awarded the Best International actor at the annual German film and television award ceremony Golden Camera ( Goldene Kamera ) in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/AFP/Getty Images)
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“It was so common that it even became a local joke (in very bad taste).”

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

Eight people have claimed that Spacey sexually harassed House of Cards employees during his time on the set, including one who he allegedly sexually assaulted.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 25: Honoree Kevin Spacey speaks onstage during the 4th Annual "Reel Stories, Real Lives", benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund at Milk Studios on April 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Motion Picture & Television Fund)
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In response, Netflix severed all ties with Spacey, sacking him from House of Cards in the process.

There were many other allegations made after Rapp’s story became public.

Anthony Rapp

A man on the east coast of the US said that Spacey repeatedly had sex with him when he was 14, adding: “He tried to rape me.”

Filmmaker Tony Montana also accused Spacey of having sexually assaulted him in 2003, saying: “He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.”

Tony Montana (YouTube/tony montana)

Alleged victim, Daniel Beal said that Spacey showed him his penis in public when he was 19, before giving him his £5,000 watch to buy his silence.

“He said: ‘It’s big, isn’t it?’ He leaned over and tried to pull my hand towards it,” Beal told The Sun.

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He accused Spacey of “grooming”.

Another man, who did not reveal his name, told the BBC he was left traumatised after waking to find Spacey lying on him, in his underwear, with his arms wrapped around him.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actor Kevin Spacey, winner of the Male Actor in a Drama Series award for 'House of Cards' poses in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_015 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner)
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The man, who was a teenager at the time, said Spacey’s behaviour during that weekend was “either very stupid or predatory – or maybe a little of both.”

He added: “It seems he was grooming me.”

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