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Scotland Yard questioned Kevin Spacey over assault claims

LONDON — British police have travelled to the U.S. to interview Kevin Spacey about sexual assault allegations.

The Metropolitan Police is investigating six claims of sexual assault and assault in opposition to the previous “House of Cards” star, who ran London’s Previous Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015.

Selection reported Saturday that British detectives interviewed Spacey in May.

British police do not determine suspects till they’ve been charged. With out naming Spacey, the London pressure stated that in May “a man was voluntarily interviewed under caution in America by officers from the Met’s Complex Case Team. He was not arrested. Inquiries are ongoing.”

“Under caution” means the interview was recorded and can be utilized in future prosecutions.

Spacey’s legal professional didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

In america, a younger man who says Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 dropped his lawsuit in opposition to the two-time Academy Award winner this week. Spacey nonetheless faces a legal cost over the alleged incident and pleaded not responsible to indecent assault and battery in January.

In 2017, American actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey, who’s now 59, had climbed on prime of him on a mattress when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26.

After Rapp’s allegation the Previous Vic carried out an investigation into its former chief. It stated it had acquired 20 allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Spacey, and had inspired 14 of the complainants to go to the police.

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