'House of Cards' production halted following Kevin Spacey allegation

Nick Sanchez
November 1, 2017

Netflix has suspended production of House Of Cards after crisis talks about child sex assault allegations against Kevin Spacey. Variety reported Monday that the streaming company and Media Rights Capital are developing multiple spinoff ideas for the drama, which has continued to garner awards-show buzz despite growing criticism about its narrative issues.

Yesterday the companies announced that the sixth season would be the last for the series, which was now in production in Baltimore.

"Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp alleged in an interview on Sunday that Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was 14 years old in 1986.

He went on to publicly announce he is gay for the first time.

Now, the International TV Academy has announced that "in light of recent events" it will not honour the 58-year-old actor with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award next month.

Anthony Rapp, an actor, accused Spacey of historical sexual harassment when he was 14 and the star was 26.

"Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night's news concerning Kevin Spacey", the companies said on Monday.

"Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault", GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago.

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards".

The Independent newspaper, Press Association and Sky News say London's Metropolitan Police is now investigating allegations against Weinstein by 7 women over incidents that reportedly took place from the 1980s to 2015.

MasterClass declined to disclose how many people had enrolled in Spacey's class (and the startup hasn't released other subscriber numbers previously).

Casting for the next season of House of Cards is understood to be commencing in November, so expect the leaks and rumours to start flying shortly.

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