Netflix Is Cutting Ties With Kevin Spacey After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
05 November, 2017, 02:05 | Author: Leticia Riley
Since Anthony Rapp went public with his allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey earlier this week, a flood of others have come forward with similar stories. Now speaking to CNN, the workers (who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of professional repercussions) described Spacey's behaviour on the House of Cards set as "predatory", highlighting instances of non-consensual touching and crude comments - particularly targeting young male staffers. When they were just minutes away from the set - and while the vehicle was still moving - the production assistant alleged that Spacey put his hands down the production assistant's trousers.
"Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey".
Season six was nearly entirely written before "Star Trek" actor Anthony Rapp went public with allegations that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him in 1986.
Late Thursday evening, eight people came forward anonymously to accuse Spacey of creating a "toxic" work environment on the set of House of Cards.
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives for the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show "House of Cards" in Washington, DC, US, February 23, 2016.
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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. "He was a man in a very powerful position on the show and I was someone very low on the totem pole and on the food chain there".
Netflix executives have also pulled the plug on Spacey's upcoming movie Gore, which had been in post-production.
Spacey's then-publicist said the actor was "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment" and that "no other information will be available at this time".
London police said they had begun investigating an alleged 2008 sexual assault reportedly linked to Spacey.
News that the production of the show's sixth season was put on a halt on Tuesday. In a statement, the Old Vic expressed "deep dismay" at the sexual assault allegations and said "inappropriate behavior by anyone working at The Old Vic is completely unacceptable".
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