Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey amid sexual misconduct allegations


Netflix announced on Friday that it will no longer produce projects which involve “House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” a Netflix spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”

The Netflix spokesperson was referring to House of Cards’ production company, Media Rights Capital, which made its own statement.

“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behavior on the set of ‘House of Cards,’ he has been suspended, effective immediately,” MRC said.

Netflix will not be moving forward with the release of the film “Gore,” either, as it starred and was produced by Spacey.

Multiple people have reported sexual misconduct and harassment, including “Rent” actor Anthony Rapp and eight people who worked on the set of  House of Cards.

Last week, Rapp said Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was only 14. Soon after, MRC and Netflix announced their decision to suspend production on House of Cards season six, “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.

Another eight anonymous people reported that Spacey exhibited “predatory” behavior towards young, male production staffers on the show, which included vulgar comments and nonconsensual touching.

Spacey’s representatives announced in a statement: “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”

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