Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Netflix Officially Cuts Ties With Kevin Spacey On 'House Of Cards'

Kevin Spacey has been dropped by his agency and publicist in wake of sexual assault allegations.    
    Credit Dimitrios Kambouris  Getty Kevin Spacey has been dropped by his agency and publicist in wake of sexual assault allegations. Credit Dimitrios Kambouris Getty
Carol Daniels | 05 November, 2017, 02:05

Both statements were released just days after production for the hit Netflix show was halted indefinitely in light of actor Anthony Rapp's allegations in a Buzzfeed interview that Spacey made a sexual advance toward him when he was just 14.

Though an official termination of Spacey from House of Cards has yet to be confirmed as Netflix and MRC determine the show's future, Netflix has confirmed that it will not move forward with the Gore Vidal biopic starring Spacey.

Among those who alleged sexual misconduct were a production assistant who claimed that he was once tasked with picking Spacey up from an offsite location to the House of Cards set.

Here, a look back at everything we know so far about Spacey's growing scandal and the aftermath of his poorly received apology. 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.

"Spacey responded to Rapp's initial allegations, saying that he didn't remember the encounter and offered an apology". Spacey's response was to publicly come out as a gay man via Twitter. A few House of Cards spinoffs are rumored to be in the works.

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The Old Vic theater, where Spacey served as artistic director between 2004 and 2015, distanced itself from the actor.

I was in a state of shock. It was then that Spacey, who was driving, placed his hands on the assistant, telling CNN it was nonconsensual. "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". The man said: "I told him, 'I don't think I'm ok with this, I don't think I'm comfortable with this".

So far, eight people who worked on the House of Cards political drama have came forward about the actor assaulting them while on set.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, actor Anthony Rapp said he attended a party at Spacey's NY apartment in 1986, when he was 14. Spacey has also been dropped by his publicist and talent agency, CAA as allegations continue emerge.

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