Netflix cancels House of Cards amid sexual misconduct claims against Kevin Spacey

Jay Jacobs
November 1, 2017

Soon, Twitter was flooded with memes from people who were equally dumbfounded and angered by Spacey's approach to the allegations. Netflix announced on Monday Season 6 of "House of Cards" would be the show's last.

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.

Netflix said it was "deeply troubled" by the allegations, which were made by Star Trek: Discovery and Rent actor Anthony Rapp.

Rapp made the allegation in an interview with BuzzFeed News that was published Sunday.

Spacey, who was artistic director of the theatre from 2004 to 2015, is accused of trying to seduce a 14-year-old actor in 1986.

Rapp was just starting his career on Broadway in a production of "Precious Sons" at the time and went on to star in the hit musical "Rent".

Rapp said he felt compelled to speak out after the recent accusations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Weinstein sparked an examination of abuses committed by powerful men in the entertainment industry.

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"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", Willimon said. "I feel for Mr Rapp and I support his courage".

"As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women". Spacey claimed he did not remember the event but posted an apology on Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) nonetheless, where he also came out as homosexual. "I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour", Spacey wrote.

A representative for Spacey did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

"House of Cards" is ending with its upcoming sixth season.

Netflix has, however, said it is not the reason for the show coming to an end.

Spacey is next set to appear in Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World".

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