Scotland Yard questioned Kevin Spacey over assault claims


He was not arrested. 0
Comment(s) After Rapp’s allegation the Old Vic conducted an investigation into its former leader. British police don’t identify suspects until they have been charged. Advertising

The Metropolitan Police is investigating six claims of sexual assault and assault against the former House of Cards star, who ran London’s Old Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015. Spacey’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Inquiries are ongoing.”

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“Under caution” means the interview was recorded and can be used in future prosecutions. Spacey still faces a criminal charge over the alleged incident and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January. Without naming Spacey, the London force said that in May “a man was voluntarily interviewed under caution in America by officers from the Met’s Complex Case Team. Variety reported Saturday that British detectives interviewed Spacey in May. In 2017, American actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey, who is now 59, had climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26. In the United States, a young man who says Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 dropped his lawsuit against the two-time Academy Award winner this week. It said it had received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by Spacey, and had encouraged 14 of the complainants to go to the police.