Offices from Scotland Yard’s child abuse and sexual offences team are said to be looking into claims a man was sexually assaulted in London in 2008.
Spacey was working in the UK capital as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre at the time of the alleged incident.
A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “On 1 November, City of London police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan police service.
“It is alleged a man assaulted another man in 2008 in Lambeth. Officers from the child abuse and sexual offences command are investigating.”
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