House of Cards will return for a sixth year on Netflix, but it will now be its last following sexual misconduct allegations against series star and producer, Kevin Spacey. Netflix confirmed this earlier today.
It recently came out that Star Trek: Discovery Anthony Rapp revealed back when he was performing in the cast of Precious Sons back in 1986 on Broadway, he was working alongside Spacey on the play, who at the time was 26, whereas Rapp was 14. Rapp attended a party after the show at Spacey’s where the actor then picked him up and placed him on top of his bed, unable to get away.
Spacey since issued a public statement about the situation where he came out as gay, but this has since been criticized by many people for the wording and deflecting of the topic Spacey was bringing up.
Netflix has since issued their own statement on the situation:
Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.
Also offering their reaction to the news is the creator of the show and former showrunner Beau Wilimon.
My statement regarding Anthony Rapp and Kevin Spacey: pic.twitter.com/8z6zotHWE5
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) October 30, 2017
This is the latest in a string of sexual harassment and assault allegations within the Hollywood industry ever since such claims against Harvey Weinstein came out recently.
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