British police are investigating a half-dozen claims of sexual assault by Kevin Spacey, alleged to have occurred in 1996 and 2013. AP FILE PHOTO (Jordan
British police are investigating a half-dozen claims of sexual assault by Kevin Spacey, alleged to have occurred in 1996 and 2013. AP FILE PHOTO (Jordan Strauss)

LONDON (AP) -- British police are investigating six claims of sexual assault by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, three more than previously disclosed.

British media reported earlier this year that London's Metropolitan Police force was investigating allegations against the former "House of Cards" star.

Police in Britain don't name suspects until they are charged.

Asked about Spacey, the force did not identify him by name but said Wednesday that detectives were investigating allegations of sexual assault alleged to have taken place in London's Westminster borough in 1996 and the western England city of Gloucester in 2013.

The force says three other complaints of sexual assault and one of assault by the same suspect have been made.

Spacey was artistic director of London's Old Vic theater for 11 years until 2015.

Police began investigations in 2017 into an allegation of a 2008 assault and two allegations of sexual assault in 2005,

The two-time Oscar winner has faced more than 30 sexual assault and misconduct allegations since 2017, with the first made by fellow actor Anthony Rapp.

Spacey apologized to Rapp, who accused him of making a sexual advance on him at a party in 1986 when he was just 14. Spacey has put forth an "absolute" denial of all other allegations.

Following Rapp's claim, numerous other men alleged that Spacey had sexually harassed or assaulted them.

Netflix cut all ties with him, removing him from the cast of the last season of "House of Cards.


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