The actor Kevin Spacey has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a masseur in Malibu, California, two years ago.

A lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court claims the actor attacked the unnamed masseur at a house in Malibu in October 2016. The House of Cards actor is currently being investigated by police in the US and UK over alleged sexual assaults which, it is alleged, included "an apparent attempted forced kiss".

Following the alleged incident, the document states the male masseur said words to the effect of, "What are you doing? This is ridiculous. I am a professional. This is what I do for a living. I have a son".

"Spacey’s conduct was extreme and outrageous, " the lawsuit alleges. "Spacey acted with reckless disregard for plaintiff’s rights and feelings, and with deliberate indifference to the certainty that plaintiff would suffer emotional distress.

"As a direct and proximate result of Spacey’s actions, plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer severe mental anguish, emotional pain and distress, fear, humiliation, grief, embarrassment, nervousness, worry, anger, frustration, helplessness, nervousness, sadness, stress, mental and emotional distress, and anxiety."

Spacey is being sued for sexual battery, gender violence, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment.

The alleged victim said he reported the incident to police. The Los Angeles police department have not confirmed if the incident has in fact been reported.

In the UK, Scotland Yard has opened six sexual assault investigations into Spacey, alleged to have taken place in the cities of London and Gloucester. He is also being investigated by California detectives.

The actor was dropped from the aforementioned hit TV series House Of Cards while Ridley Scott wiped the scenes featuring Spacey in his movie, All The Money In The World.

Actor Judi Dench recently declared that the scenes featuring Kevin Spacey should not have been cut from All the Money in the World.

Kevin Spacey pictured with Judi Dench