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Scotland Yard questions two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey over sexual assault claims

The Metropolitan Police is investigating six claims of sexual assault and assault against the former House of Cards star

Published: 07th July 2019

British police have travelled to the US to interview Kevin Spacey about sexual assault allegations.

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.

According to reports, British detectives interviewed Spacey in May. British police don't identify suspects until they have been charged.

"Under caution" means the interview was recorded and can be used in future prosecutions. Spacey's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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.

Spacey still faces a criminal charge over the alleged incident and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January.

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.

After Rapp's allegation, the Old Vic conducted an investigation into its former leader. It said it had received 20 allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Spacey, and had encouraged 14 of the complainants to go to the police.

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