Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences withdraws award for Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey’s Netflix film Gore could be the next in line to be scrapped Kevin Spacey’s Netflix film Gore could be the next in line to be scrapped
Melody Ballard | 01 November, 2017, 00:53

Rapp has alleged that, in 1986, Spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was only 14-years-old. "As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time".

The streaming giant announced on Monday that it would not commission another series of the political thriller after actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey assaulted him when he was 14.

Spacey, an executive producer on the show, responded to Rapp's allegations - which were reported by BuzzFeed News - with a statement, in which he said he doesn't remember the encounter and apologized for "what would have been deeply inappropriate, drunken behavior".

Netflix Inc did not give an explicit reason for deciding to air just one more season of "House of Cards" before pulling the plug on the Emmy-winning, critically acclaimed show, its first original hit series. His creation, which followed Francis Urquhart, a fictional member of the Conservative Party, was remade by MRC and Netflix beginning in 2013, earning five Best Drama Series Emmy nominations and garnering Spacey five noms for Best Actor in a Drama.

Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto said it was "deeply sad and troubling" that this is the manner Spacey chose to come out, adding that he thinks it is "a calculated manipulation to deflect attention" from the accusation of abuse.

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A Netflix representative confirmed Monday the upcoming sixth season of "House of Cards", which starred Spacey, would be the show's last, but said its cancellation was decided months ago, not in response to Rapp's allegations.

"I'm beyond horrified to hear his story", Spacey wrote.

"I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour".

Spacey went on to say that Rapp's story "had encouraged me to address other things in my life". In response to the allegation, Spacey (and what may be the world's worst PR team) made a decision to go the route of saying that while he didn't remember trying to seduce a 14-year-old child, if he did do it, it was because he was drunk-oh, and he's gay.

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