British police have added a second charge of sexual assault to the investigation it conducts on the US actor Kevin Spacey, reported Wednesday the agency Press Association (PA).
Contacted by AFP, Scotland Yard confirmed that it had expanded an investigation against a man accused of sexual assault, without specifying his identity, he was not charged at this stage.
But according to the PA agency, it is Kevin Spacey, who was between 2004 and 2015 artistic director of the Old Vic, a theater located in the district of Lambeth, in the south of the British capital.
According to Scotland Yard, two men accused the same man of sexually assaulting them in this borough, one in 2005, the other in 2008.
Last week, the Old Vic announced it had collected 20 “personal testimonials” accusing Kevin Spacey of “inappropriate behavior.” These charges relate to a period up to 2013, with events that would have occurred mostly before 2009.
An investigation commissioned by the theater concluded that the “celebrity” of the American actor “and his status at the Old Vic could have prevented people, especially young employees and young actors, from feeling that they could talk or ask for help.
Hollywood’s big-name sex scandals are piling up in the United States and elsewhere since the New York Times and New Yorker revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein.
This wave of accusations has already had a serious impact on the career and reputation of Kevin Spacey, landed by Netflix from the House of Cards series.
The 58-year-old Oscar-winning American actor has also been replaced by Canadian actor Christopher Plummer in Ridley Scott’s next crime film, All the Money in the World.