Netflix cuts ties with actor Kevin Spacey amid sexual assault allegations

05 November, 2017, 02:05 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • At a fall As of now the Netflix show producers are currently reviewing Spacey┬┐s contract to see if they are legally able to move forward without him

The question now is whether the writers will kill off Frank - certainly well within the show's established tone - or figure out another way to explain his absence.

That's when 14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp claims Spacey made physical sexual advance toward him.

"MRC and Netflix have chose to suspend production on House of Cards season 6, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew", Netflix and Media Rights Capital announced in a joint statement on October 31, 2017.

"They shut it down to figure out how to write him out", a source told the Tinseltown trade mag. "It was a toxic environment for young men who had to interact with him at all in the crew, cast, background actors". Spacey has also been dropped by his publicist and talent agency, CAA as allegations continue emerge.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, actor Anthony Rapp said he attended a party at Spacey's NY apartment in 1986, when he was 14.

Netflix had already announced that the upcoming sixth season of the show, which had been due to air in 2018, would be its last.

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"We will continue to work with [Media Rights Capital, the production house behind the show] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show", it said. "We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film "Gore", which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey".

Thirty years ago, Spacey was a 27-year-old actor in NY. His career lies in ruins, and he is also subject to police investigations in London, Los Angeles, and NY. When the staffer told Spacey he wasn't comfortable with the situation, he said Spacey became "visibly flustered" and left the set for the rest of the day.

As a response to the report, Spacey tweeted a statement saying he didn't remember Rapp's alleged incident and apologising "for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".

The Old Vic was "not now in a position to comment on specifics", it said.

One other former crew member also detailed the type of sexual comments that Spacey would make on the set.

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