Netflix pulls plug on House of Cards amid Kevin Spacey…

Netflix pulls plug on House of Cards amid Kevin Spacey…

Netflix pulls plug on House of Cards amid Kevin Spacey…

The move came two days after actor Anthony Rapp alleged double Oscar victor Spacey made a "sexual advance" when he was a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago, speaking out in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

A tipline for complaints against Kevin Spacey has been set up by the famed London theater where he served as artistic director for more than a decade.

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

Hours after publication of the interview, Spacey apologised to Rapp on Twitter, though he said he did not remember the incident in question.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has revoked an award it was going to give Kevin Spacey, a decision made after allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy. This is a breaking story.

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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.

The streamer and Media Rights Capital, producers of the series, released a joint statement on Monday in response to the allegations against Spacey, saying they were "deeply troubled". "This is not a coming-out story about Kevin Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances". He also spoke publicly for the first time about being gay, which draw backlash from some observers as an attempt at deflection.

Executives from Netflix and the production company, MRC, flew to Baltimore yesterday where the show is in production to "meet with [the] cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported". "I could never imagine [that] anyone else I know would do something like that to a 14-year-old boy". "That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception".

The star of actor Kevin Spacey is pictured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.

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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