Netflix severs all ties with Kevin Spacey

Calvin Saunders
November 7, 2017

The streaming company suspended production earlier this week of the upcoming sixth and final season of the political intrigue drama, in which Spacey plays USA president Frank Underwood.

In a statement, Netflix said: "We will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey".

Consternation! The tsunami of sexual allegations that is still gathering force looks like it may wash away the Netflix series House of Cards, to which I am hopelessly addicted.

His departure may not mean the end of the show, however.

The production company behind the show, Media Rights Capital, said that it would consider a post-Spacey path for the show.

Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting Rapp at his NY apartment 31 years ago, when the Star Trek: Discovery actor was just 14.

On Friday, three more accusers, including a journalist in London, have come forward alleging sexual harassment from Spacey.

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Even though Spacey told a representative that he is seeking for treatment, in fact, his attitude is the problem that made Rapp to trigger the scandal.

The announcement that he would seek treatment followed harassment allegations against him this week by Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who worked in the London theater where Spacey was artistic director from 2004-2015, and USA filmmaker Tony Montana.

It said Spacey had "willingly participated in a training process" and that it was not aware of any complaints since then involving the actor.

Spacey's upcoming Gore Vidal biopic, Gore, which he was set to produce and star in, has also been scrapped by Netflix.

In the show, Spacey plays villainous Francis Underwood and it is thought the writers could instead focus on his equally villainous wife Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright.

Immediately after the BuzzFeed News report, Spacey, 58, issued a statement in which he said he did not remember the incident with Rapp but "sincerely apologized".

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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