London authorities are now investigating a total of six sexual assault claims against disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, after three more men came forward with separate allegations earlier this year.
According to TMZ, one of the latest accusers came forward in April, claiming Spacey sexually assaulted him in Westminster in 1996. The two other victims contacted authorities in February; one said Spacey had assaulted him in Lambeth in 2008, and the other claimed the actor sexually abused him in Gloucester in 2013.
The Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are reportedly working on the three new cases along with the Scotland Yard.
Back in January, London police confirmed they were investigating three sexual assault complaints against the 58-year-old actor. Two of the initial investigations were launched in November after officers received reports from two separate men who claimed they were assaulted by Spacey in Lambeth in 2005 and 2008. The third investigation, which was added in December, was based on man’s claims that Spacey had assaulted him in Westminster in 2005.
Spacey has also faced sexual misconduct allegations in the United States. Actor Anthony Rapp claimed a then-26-year-old Spacey made sexual advances toward him back in 1986 when he was only 14 years old. Spacey later apologized to Rapp in a public statement, in which he also came out as gay.
In a recent interview with Australian talk show host Andrew Denton, 50-year-old actor Guy Pearce suggested he was groped by Spacey during the production of the 1997 film L.A. Confidential.
“Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah,” Pearce said when asked about his experience working with the Oscar-winner. “He’s a handsy guy […] Thankfully I was 29, and not 14.”