LA prosecutors review 1992 sex assault accusation against Kevin Spacey

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is reviewing a case of alleged sexual abuse by actor Kevin Spacey

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is reviewing a case of alleged sexual abuse by actor Kevin Spacey

This just in: Prosecutors in Los Angeles say they are reviewing a sexual assault accusation against Kevin Spacey that stems all the way back to the early '90s.

The Los Angeles County sheriff's office referred the investigation to prosecutors Thursday, district attorney's office spokesman Greg Risling confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. "The events were reported to have taken place in October of 1992 in West Hollywood involving a male adult", the statement reads. But the case might face obstacles that would make a prosecution impossible.

It is the first police investigation to name Spacey, 58, as a suspect in Los Angeles since the sheriff's department's Special Victims Bureau began investigating allegations of a sexual assault involving Spacey on December 11.

Different crimes come with different statutes of limitation, and because the potential charges against Spacey are not known, it's unclear if a case against him could proceed. Rapp said it happened in 1986, when he was at Spacey's home for a party, and Spacey put him on his bed and climbed on top of him. Another anonymous man told the BBC that after meeting Spacey as a teenager, the actor invited him to visit his home in New York City. The allegations first came to light last fall when "Star Trek: Discovery" star Anthony Rapp said that Spacey made a sexual advance on him when he was 14.

Aside from Rapp's accusation, Spacey has not responded to any of the accusations against him. While this case is likely to be dropped, there are still investigations against Spacey in London and Nantucket.

The production staff of the hit TV show, House of Cards also detailed numerous examples of sexual harassment that they encountered while working with the actor.

Spacey who was sacked from his role on the hit Netflix series House of Cards last October, has been the subject of a number of allegations both in the U.S. and the UK.

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