- London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed a third investigation.
- Unnamed man claims Spacey assaulted him in 2005.
- Spacey was a powerful figure in London’s theatre scene at the time.
- Another alleged assault in 2005, and one in 2008, are also under investigation.
- At least 16 people have accused Spacey of sexual misconduct since October, mostly in the US.
A British police force has opened a third simultaneous investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey.
In a statement to Business Insider, the London Metropolitan Police said: “On 13 December we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster.
“Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.”
The Met is already investigating two other sexual assault allegations against the “House of Cards” actor in London. One allegedly took place in 2005 in Lambeth, and the other in 2008 in the same borough.
Spacey was not named in the Met’s statement, as UK police do not name suspects who have not yet been charged.
All three reports of sexual assault took place when Spacey was artistic director of the prestigious Old Vic theatre in Lambeth from 2004 to 2015.
The theatre published a report in November recording 20 claims against Spacey in and around its premises between 1995 and 2013.
At least sixteen people, mostly in the US, have accused Spacey of sexual harassment or assault since the end of October.
US actor Anthony Rapp was the first to publicly accuse Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him, and says he was 14 at the time.
Spacey has not responded to any of the individual allegations.
A statement by his representatives to Business Insider, made in November, said: “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time.”