Kevin Spacey, Credit: Netflix
Los Angeles prosecutors are re-examining an accusation of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey.
The L.A. Sheriff’s Department confirmed that it had reopened an allegation of sexual assault against Spacey from a man in West Hollywood in 1992.
The case was reopened in December, and this month brought to the District Attorney to review, though California’s statute of limitations on sexual assault cases is ten years.
According to the BBC, a spokeswoman for the actor declined to comment. No other details of the allegations have been released.
Spacey first came under fire after Anthony Rapp accused the actor, then 26, of making sexual advances towards him when he was just 14 years old.
Spacey responded to the allegations on Twitter that he did “not remember the encounter” but that he owed him the “sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
In an attempt to curtail the controversy, he publicly came out in the same tweet stating that he wanted to “deal with this honestly and openly.”
The controversy led to Netflix shutting down production Spacey’s show House of Cards after crew members alleged that Kevin Spacey created a “toxic” environment through sexual harassment and assault.
Since Rapp’s interview, over 30 men have claimed sexual misconduct against the actor. Spacey has issued an “absolute” denial of these allegations.