Eight people who worked on the set of the recently canceled Netflix show, “House of Cards,” have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the show’s lead actor Kevin Spacey.
Spacey can now be firmly categorized as a serial sexual predator, as the accusations continue to pour in following the revelation by actor Anthony Rapp last week that Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was only 14.
“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” the companies said in a statement Tuesday, confirming the series has now been suspended indefinitely.
The eight people, who remain anonymous for fear of putting their careers in jeopardy, told CNN that Spacey exhibited “predatory” behavior towards young, male production staffers on the show that included vulgar comments and nonconsensual touching.
One former production assistant on the show alleged that Spacey, the Oscar-winning actor who also served as one of the show’s executive producers, sexually assaulted him while they traveled to the House of Cards set 30 miles away from Baltimore.
The assistant said he was assigned to pick up Spacey from an offsite location and drive him to the set. While the two were in the car together, the actor allegedly forced his hands down his production assistant’s pants while the car was moving.
The assistant alleged that Spacey touched him without his consent.
“I was in a state of shock,” the former assistant 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.” Once they got to the set, the assistant said he took Spacey’s belongings to the trailer when the actor allegedly cornered him and inappropriately made contact with him.
“I told him, ‘I don’t think I’m ok with this, I don’t think I’m comfortable with this,’” the former assistant claimed. He added that Spacey became “visibly flustered” and fled the scene.
“I have no doubt that this type of predatory behavior was routine for him and that my experience was one of many and that Kevin had few if any qualms about exploiting his status and position,” he said. “It was a toxic environment for young men who had to interact with him at all in the crew, cast, background actors.”
Another crew member said that Spacey “would put his hands on” him “in weird ways” and would “massage his shoulders from behind” without his consent.
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