American Entertainment Television channel E! News has reported that British police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against Kevin Spacey in London, marking the latest in a series of harassment claims made against him and the first time authorities have gotten involved.
The latest alleged incident is said to have taken place in the U.K. capital in 2008, while Spacey was working there as the artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre, as reported by several UK outlets on Friday.
“On Wednesday, 1 November, City of London police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan police service,” a Scotland Yard spokesman told E! News. “It is alleged a man assaulted another man in 2008 in Lambeth. Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.”
Spacey has not commented on the investigation.