Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Netflix suspends House Of Cards production amid Kevin Spacey scandal

Anthony Rapp Political drama series “House of cards” ends as lead actor Spacey, battles sexual harassment allegation
Elaine Woods | 01 November, 2017, 00:57

Kevin Spacey stars in "House Of Cards".

Today, Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital suspended production on Season 6 which had been underway in in the Washington D.C. area "until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew".

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 31: Netflix's acclaimed Kevin Spacey-starring political drama's next season is going to be its last.

Although sources said season 6 was originally meant to be the final one, Netflix confirmed it less than a day after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp said that Spacey had sexually assaulted him when he was 14 years old.

The series became Netflix's defining show when it launched in 2013, upending traditional television viewership by making all episodes of each season available for internet streaming at once.

Spacey claimed not to remember the incident and apologised for the "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour". Spacey has been nominated five times for his work.

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It was also announced that the 58-year-old actor, who was meant to be honoured by the International TV Academy with an Emmy Founders Award in November, will no longer receive his Emmy Award.

According to Rapp, then-26-year-old Spacey invited him to a party at his home in NY. In response to the allegations, Willimon said Rapp's story is "deeply troubling". The two-time Oscar victor claims that he doesn't remember the encounter.

"During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on 'House of Cards, ' I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off", he said.

The two-time Oscar victor later took to Twitter to respond to the allegations.

The reaction to that particular "apology" statement from Spacey was met with widespread scorn by Hollywood, with many rightly calling out his conflation of being gay (which he called a choice) with pedophilia.

"House of Cards" is caving in. "I feel for Mr Rapp and I support his courage".

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