UK Police Investigates Sexual Assualt Claim Against Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey in a scene from House Of Cards. Netflix says it is suspending production of the show

Officers have refused to confirm the identity of the accused, but The Sun reports that an unnamed 32-year-old actor has alleged Spacey invited him into his London home before performing a sex act on him while he was unconscious. He was 14 at the time. "I witnessed him groping men many times in all sort of different situations".

He said: "I called him on the phone the next day, and he told me how he was in love with me and wanted to see me".

The alleged victim claimed: "He is a paedophile". The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told Vulture that the relationship began "enthusiastically" in 1983 but ended with what he described to be attempted rape.

"Eight people who now work or previously worked on the show also made accusations about a "'toxic' work environment" they say Spacey created "through a pattern of sexual harassment".

One of those staffers said Spacey, 58, put his hands down his trousers without his consent.

Then on Friday, Scotland Yard open an investigation after a male actor claimed he was sexually assaulted by the fallen Hollywood star in London. As Variety reported Monday, the producer and the streaming service are developing multiple ideas for a new series taking place in the same narrative universe as "House of Cards", including one concept revolving around Doug Stamper, the political aide-de-camp played by actor Michael Kelly, with Eric Roth set to write.

Meanwhile, EW reports that Spacey's performance in the movie All The Money In The World will unlikely score him an Oscar nomination.

In an interview with EW, the Academy Award victor gushed over the performance, saying: 'It was one of the most remarkable experiences that I've had as an actor'.


The movie also stars Michelle Williams and Mark Walhberg. "Netflix is not aware of any other incidents involving Kevin Spacey on-set", the company said.

And Roberto Cavazos, a former actor at the Old Vic theatre, predicted there would be more accusations to come - in similar numbers to Harvey Weinstein.

"I feel very bad for the people who were wronged while working for House of Cards", Willimon told Deadline.com.

Spacey later issued an apology for the incident online saying "I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago".

He said he fended off two "unpleasant" advances from Spacey that "bordered on harassment", but that others were afraid to do so.

The young barman, who was 19 at the time, said he was sitting outside having a cigarette break when Spacey sat down next to him, flashed his privates and said: "It's big, isn't it?"

The Oscar victor has portrayed fictional US politician Frank Underwood on the drama since its debut on streaming service Netflix in 2013, but production on the upcoming sixth season was halted indefinitely earlier this week (begs30Oct17) after Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting Anthony Rapp at his NY apartment 31 years ago, when the Star Trek: Discovery actor was just 14.

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