Los Angeles prosecutors review 1992 sex assault accusation against Kevin Spacey
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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing a 1992 sexual assault accusation against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, authorities said on Wednesday.


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that the alleged incident involved an adult male.

The sheriff’s department said it began investigating the matter on Dec. 11 last year and presented its results to the district attorney last week, five months after Spacey was fired from Netflix political drama “House of Cards” over sexual misconduct accusations.

“A case was presented April 5 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” Los Angeles District Attorney spokesman Greg Risling said in an email to Reuters. “It’s under review.”

 A spokeswoman for the actor, Laura Johnson, declined to comment.

The nature and origin of the sexual assault accusation was not disclosed. It was unclear if California’s statute of limitations on prosecuting criminal sexual assault, which is normally 10 years, would apply.

The sheriff’s department said it began investigating the matter on Dec. 11 last year and presented its results to the district attorney last week, five months after Spacey was fired from Netflix political drama “House of Cards” over sexual misconduct accusations.

“A case was presented April 5 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” Los Angeles District Attorney spokesman Greg Risling said in an email to Reuters. “It’s under review.”

 A spokeswoman for the actor, Laura Johnson, declined to comment.

The nature and origin of the sexual assault accusation was not disclosed. It was unclear if California’s statute of limitations on prosecuting criminal sexual assault, which is normally 10 years, would apply.

The fallout resulted in Spacey being dropped from the sixth and final season of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” and erased from the 2017 movie “All the Money in the World.” Christopher Plummer was brought in take over his role and reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes.

Netflix in January reported a $39 million write-off on Spacey-related projects.

London’s Old Vic theater, where Spacey served as artistic director for 12 years, said last year that it received 20 accusations of inappropriate conduct by Spacey between 1995 and 2013.

Reporting by Eric Kelsey in Los Angeles; Editing by Steve Gorman