Kevin Spacey, the disgraced American actor who came out as gay immediately as an avalanche of sexual assault allegations fell upon him, has already had two criminal investigations against him in London and Los Angeles and now there’s a second one opening up in Los Angeles. Although details are light on this second Kevin Spacey Los Angeles investigation, there’s a question of whether charges against him will be possible based on California’s statute of limitations against rape cases.
According to Nicole Nishida, a spokesperson with the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), they’re investigating allegations sexual assault said to have occurred in Malibu on October 2016. LASD officials say the allegations were formally reported to them on May 22 and that they turned the case over to the county’s district attorney’s office to consider possible charges. The case is currently under review.
If you recall, the first Kevin Spacey Los Angeles investigation into sexual assault charges made against him involved a case that allegedly occurred with Spacey and a male adult in West Hollywood in October 1992.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) began investigating those claims in December 2017. But before Jan. 1, 2017, the state of California had a law limiting charges of sexual assault to occurrences within the last three to 10 years, depending on their severity. As such, the first Kevin Spacey Los Angeles sexual assault charges may never result in any sort of official outcome for the accused actor.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a law revoking the statute of limitations on sexual assault charges. It went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
Nevertheless, Spacey’s reputation and career have taken a hit from which they’re unlikely to ever recover. His latest film, Billionaire Boys Club, made a grand total of $126 (no, that’s not a mis-type) on its opening day. It was shown in eight theaters and its creators released a statement asking audiences not to punish its creators for Spacey’s actions.
What do you think of this new Kevin Spacey Los Angeles investigation into sexual assault allegations against him?
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