British cops investigating sex assault claim possibly linked to Kevin Spacey


It took less than a week for two-time Oscar victor Kevin Spacey to go from admired stage, TV and film star to a pariah, under investigation by the police and fired from his Emmy-winning role in "House of Cards".

In the wake of these allegations and others, production on the show's next season has been suspended, and Netflix fired Spacey from the show on Friday.

Spacey, who plays the show's male lead, Frank Underwood - a role that won him a Golden Globe in 2015 - has been at the center of a sexual abuse controversy that erupted in recent weeks.

A publicist for Kevin Spacey issued a statement to the New York Times saying the actor is seeking unspecified "evaluation and treatment".

The fallout from Kevin Spacey's sexual harassment claims continues with Netflix now making its decision about the 58-year-old actor and star of their award-winning drama, House of Cards very clear.

British police are investigating Spacey over an alleged assault which took place in 2008.

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Sources tell Deadline Spacey and co-star Robin Wright were filming the third episode of the final season when production was halted on Halloween (31Oct17). Netflix and Media Rights Capital, who produce the show, have also been looking at options for spinoffs, one likely scenario involving a spinoff focusing on Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly).

It was a stunning fall for an actor, who chilled and thrilled audiences in equal measure in roles such as corrupt USA president Frank Underwood in House of Cards, a midlife-crisis-ridden father in American Beauty, and as a serial killer in Seven.

And MRC is "deeply troubled" by the allegations and have implemented "an anonymous complaint hotline, crisis counselors, and sexual harassment legal advisors for the crew".

Spacey posted on Twitter that he didn't remember the Rapp encounter. "I witnessed him groping men many times in all sorts of different situations", one told The Guardian newspaper.

In London, The Old Vic has been accused of covering up allegations of groping and inappropriate sexual behaviour by Spacey.

"Netflix is not aware of any other incidents involving Kevin Spacey on-set", the company said in a statement to CNN.