Kevin Spacey Back In The Fire, Scotland Yards Investigating New Sexual Allegations
Kevin Spacey first hit the news when accusations of sexual misconduct were made by actor Anthony Rapp, who told BuzzFeed News that Spacey made a drunken sexual advance on him when he was just 14 years old. Spacey, who claimed not to remember the incident, said that if he did do what Rapp has alleged, then he owes him the “sincerest apology” for his “inappropriate” behavior.
Another man brought Spacey to court but later dropped the suit. Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged victim’s lawyer, on Friday said his client filed papers on Wednesday to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit in Nantucket County Superior Court that accused Spacey of “explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct.”
Garabedian declined to comment further on the dismissal, citing the pending criminal case prosecutors filed last year against Spacey. The civil lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning his client cannot refile the case later.
Just when Spacey thought it was all over, Scotland detectives get involved. Spacey has been questioned by London’s Metropolitan Police over six separate allegations of sexual assault.
The Scotland Yard detectives traveled to the U.S to interview the two-time Oscar-winner, 59, who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct on both sides of the Atlantic.
“In May 2019, a man was voluntarily interviewed under caution in America, by officers from the Met’s Complex Case Team,” said a Scotland Yard statement obtained by PEOPLE. The statement does not directly name Spacey.
“He was not arrested,” Scotland Yard officials add. “Enquiries are ongoing.”
The accusations against Spacey — who was the artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre from 2004-15 — date back to an allegation that he sexually assaulted a man in 1996 in Westminster.
The actor used his ‘apology’ to publicly ‘come out’ as gay. Other gay actors slammed Spacey for using it as an excuse for what he had done. Several celebrities used social media to express their displeasure at Spacey connecting allegations of sexual misconduct involving a child to being a gay man.
“Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out,” actor and comedian Billy Eichner tweeted.
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